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Oklahoma Official Calls for to Know ‘Each Greenback’ Spent on DEI Packages

Oklahoma State Superintendent Ryan Walters demanded to know “each greenback” that has been spent on variety, fairness, and inclusion (DEI) applications at state universities. 

Walters wrote a letter demanding that the Oklahoma State Regents for Increased Schooling present him with particulars on DEI spending from the previous 10 years with a deadline of February 1st. 

The Oklahoma State Board of Regents for greater schooling oversees 25 totally different schools and universities within the state’s greater schooling system. 

His letter learn “I need an summary of your staffing and the universities beneath your oversight because the Chancellor of Oklahoma Increased Regents inside each DEI program or … expenditures.” 

The State Regents Affiliate Vice Chancellor for Communications Angela Caddell offered an announcement to Campus Reform, telling the outlet “We’re working with our state system schools and universities to compile the data requested.” 

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In the meantime, Walters defined the need of his letter, posing a query in a assertion to KOCO Information 5 the place he remarked “As we’re greater ed budgets, are we really spending cash that equates to pupil outcomes to fulfill excessive workforce scarcity areas or are we spending it on left-wing indoctrination?”

He went on to notice “I need full transparency. I need to make sure that our schools aren’t extra involved with indoctrination than educating our children.” 

Walters was appointed because the Secretary of Public Schooling in 2020 by Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt earlier than he was then elected to function State Superintendent within the 2022 midterms. 

The letter comes after Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’s Workplace launched a memo that required public schools and universities within the state to report their spending on DEI initiatives. It was revealed that $28 million, together with $15 million taxpayer {dollars}, had been spent on DEI and Crucial Race Principle initiatives within the state’s greater schooling system in 2022-2023.

Regardless of being based mostly in Crucial Race Principle, the DEI agenda has unfold into greater schooling in numerous totally different states with Republican management. Nikole Hannah-Jones, the writer of the 1619 Challenge, is about to obtain greater than $100k from Indiana taxpayers for 2 days of labor, which incorporates giving speeches and attending a cocktail party. 

Spencer Lindquist is a reporter for Breitbart Information. Comply with him on Twitter @SpencerLndqst and attain out at slindquist@breitbart.com.

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