Wednesday, January 12, 2022

REPORT: University of Memphis Cancels $3k Plan to Push CRT in Courses, According to Governor

Source: Fox News

Published: Published 21 hours ago

By: Sam Dorman

The University of Memphis will not proceed with offering faculty $3,000 as part of a controversial program to infuse ideas like "equity" into their courses, Gov. Bill Lee, R-Tenn., reportedly said.

The Washington Free Beacon reported on Saturday that Lee said the university "informed my office that the initiative will not move forward."

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"We welcome robust debate on college campuses, but taxpayer dollars should never be used to fuel a divisive, radical agenda," he added.

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee speaks with reporters in Nashville on Nov. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

Lee's comments came shortly after the proposal initially surfaced in the Beacon. The outlet had obtained an all-faculty email showing the university offering a $1,500 stipend after professors redesigned their curricula, with another $1,500 after teaching the redesigned course. According to the email, 15-20 faculty members were supposed to be selected for the program, which would have begun in spring 2022.


Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., told Fox News Digital last week that the program was an inappropriate use of taxpayer funds.

Sen. Marsha Blackburn speaks during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in Washington on Sept. 29, 2021. (Tom Williams/Pool via REUTERS)

"The university should be encouraging their students to be independent thinkers, expanding their world view, learning how to be lifelong learners and respectful of all," said Blackburn in a statement provided to Fox News Digital on Tuesday. 

"Taxpayer dollars should not be used to fund a woke social justice agenda."

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