Empower Wisconsin | May 23, 2022
She loves walks on the beach and CRT. Moonlit nights and mandatory COVID shots. Historic fiction and Hunter Biden.
And the University of Wisconsin’s new leftist chancellor is about to make a lot of your money.
It’s hard to imagine the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents going with a farther left pick for chancellor than Jennifer Mnookin.
The UCLA Law School dean is a passionate backer of critical race theory. Last July, she moderated a panel discussion dubbed “CRT Under Attack.” Don’t look for the video. The school got rid of it, as CRT expert and critic Christopher Rufo noted.
“Why did you delete the video? Scared the public will see what you’re teaching?” Rufo tweeted.
Mnookin is a pusher of mandatory COVID vaccines.
And, according to reports, UW’s next leader met with Hunter Biden in considering hiring President Joe Biden’s ne’er-do-well son to teach a course — of all things — on drug policy.
Not surprisingly, Mnookin has given generously to the Democratic Party, Dem candidates and liberal causes.
Republican lawmakers, who have passed several bills on curbing the spread of CRT and other forms of radical ideology and indoctrination in Wisconsin’s taxpayer-funded schools (only to have them vetoed by liberal Gov. Tony Evers), blasted the board’s unanimous decision.
Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) called the hire a blatant partisan selection.” State Sen. Steve Nass (R-Whitewater), vice chairman of the Senate Universities and Technical Colleges Committee, said the “next Republican governor and legislature should find it impossible to provide more taxpayer dollars or allow the board to increase tuition.”
Liberals accused the lawmakers of a rush to judgment.
But Mnookin’s far left record is abundantly clear. It should have been disqualifying.
The problem is, it’s now a prerequisite to be a leftist to lead a public university. That’s because the people leading our university system are tools of the left. They are the first in the radical indoctrination line. It’s time to rethink taxpayer funding for such a broken system.
For now, the Board of Regents is the deserving recipient of Empower Wisconsin’s dubious honor of Tool of the Week.