Iowa legislature introduces bill to require university faculty applicants to state party affiliation

Classroom at Ithaca College, NY. 2014

Iowa State Sen. Mark Chelgren (Republican, of course) has introduced a bill requiring “partisan balance” among the faculty of public universities. In what may be the worst state bill (not specifically aimed at women) so far this year, the bill would require faculty to state their party affiliation before being hired. Of course the end game is to have fewer Democrats influencing those young minds. From the Iowa Starting Line Blog:

 

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