Abbott Asks If Texas State Deserves Funding After Student Senate Votes To Bar Conservative Group

“The governor and I want the same things. We want freedom of expression at public universities, and we want respectful language when we disagree.”

By Arya Sundaram & Nathan BernierApril 12, 2019 7:15 am, , , ,

From KUT:

On Monday, Texas State University’s student senate passed a controversial resolution to bar the conservative group Turning Point USA from campus – a move shut down by the student body president and campus administration. But the resolution caught the attention of Gov. Greg Abbott.

“I truly question if taxpayers should still fund schools like this,” Abbott tweeted on Wednesday. “There’s no place in Texas for this. Our state universities better clean up their act.”

KUT’s Nathan Bernier speaks with Texas State President Denise Trauth about the student government’s resolution

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