Nebraska State Senators Steve Erdman of Bayard and Steve Halloran of Hastings are calling for University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Ronnie Green’s resignation because they feel he misled lawmakers and others in state government multiple times.
Gov Pete Ricketts made the same accusation last week over UNL’s equity and diversity plan, continuing his attacks on Green in his weekly column and calling on the public to take their concerns about Green and the plan to this Friday’s Regents meeting.
Erdman claims both Green and the Regents have been complicit in the spread of left-wing propaganda throughout the University of Nebraska system with the equity plan just the latest example.
Erdman says UNL has shifted from teaching people how to think to trying to tell them what to think, leading students to leave with “a whole different mindset” than when they entered the school.
The former Morrill County commissioner also blasts the decades-long focus on multiculturalism in education, saying when he went to school he was taught American culture and how different nationalities came together to become Americans, but now students are taught other cultures and things “that divide us and not bring us together.”
Erdman is a member of the legislature’s Appropriations Committee and says he would consider cutting fund for the University of Nebraska over the issue.
University President Ted Carter last week issued a letter supporting Chancellor Green and the diversity plan, and Green himself has released a letter answering and denying Gov Ricketts’ accusations.