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Discussing proposed state laws could affect what's taught at public universities

Michael Oberg on "Connections with Evan Dawson" on Tuesday, March 7, 2023
Megan Mack
Michael Oberg on "Connections with Evan Dawson" on Tuesday, March 7, 2023

In the Florida State Legislature, Bill 999 bars public universities from teaching any material that constitutes “identity politics.” Similar versions of this bill are appearing in more than a dozen state legislatures. Many professors in higher education have objected, but how would these laws actually work? How would, for example, history professors have to adjust what they teach?

We find out from someone who has been teaching for many years:

  • Michael Oberg, distinguished professor of history and director of the Geneseo Center for Local and Municipal History at SUNY Geneseo
Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.