New survey on free speech on campus sounds the alarm
In case anyone needed reminding that free speech—that cornerstone of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution –is threatened around the country, especially on college campuses, a new survey provides frightening evidence.
More Work Needs to Be Done to Tell Families about Educational Opportunity
Educational choice has been an especially hot topic this year in Texas and around the country, making the results of the latest poll on K-12 reform of interest to a wider audience than policy wonks.
Childhood’s End in Chicago
Starting with the class of 2020, students will have to provide evidence of college admission, military enlistment, a job offer or evidence of acceptance into a job training program, or “acceptance into a ‘gap year’ program” to receive a high school diploma.
Arizona Wildcats’ Dangerous Experiment Against Free Speech
Bias response teams create a culture of suspicion and cause frivolous investigations, not to mention the interference with free speech on campus.
Free Speech Antidote in California
Multiple incidents have threatened free speech—and student safety—on California’s college campuses this year, so taxpayers and lawmakers should welcome the proposal from Assemblywoman Melissa A. Melendez (R-Lake Elsinore) to protect students and the free expression of ideas.
Rubber playground material, state constitutions, and choices in education
As if the new U.S. Secretary of Education’s support for private school choice isn’t enough, now rubber pellets are giving lawmakers and families another reason to consider the value of parental choices in education.
Protecting Innocent Students When Protests Turn Violent
College students should be able to trust that school officials protect students’ physical safety on campus. Yet some at postsecondary institutions equate protecting students’ physical welfare with stifling free expression.
Middlebury College And The Left’s Ongoing Assault On Free Speech
Middlebury came apart, as student protesters blocked Murray’s speech. “I went onstage, got halfway through my first sentence, and the uproar began,” Murray wrote for AEIdeas, the institute’s blog.
Bias Response Teams Narrow the Range of Thought on Campus
Bias Response Teams are reminiscent of dystopian novels like 1984. The “whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought,” as George Orwell wrote. We are witnessing the same narrowing of thought on college campuses today.
A comprehensive approach to protecting free speech on campus
The Goldwater Institute partnered with Stanley Kurtz from the Ethics and Public Policy Center to give state lawmakers and university leaders clear, comprehensive ideas for protecting free expression on campus.