Seventy percent of principals and other school leaders surveyed said their schools don’t offer civics as a stand-alone course.

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Students Get ‘Too Little’ Civics Teaching, Principals Say

(From edweek.org): By Alyson Klein More than half of principals, assistant principals, and other school leaders say schools don’t focus enough on civics, according to a nationally representative survey by the Education Week Research Center.   CONTINUE READING HERE

Educating the Educators: States Take The Lead On Restoring Free Speech On Campus

(From Forbes.com): By Tom Lindsay If some public universities have lost sight of the fact that freedom of speech is essential to both education and American democracy, the American people are fortunate that a growing number of state legislatures have not. Several weeks ago, Louisiana Governor John Edwards signed SB 364, a bill crafted to restore […]

A day of reckoning for the left on free speech on campus

The free-speech-on-campus wars of the 21st century are causing those on both sides of the political divide to do some soul-searching about the meaning of free expression. As this blog has thoroughly covered, there is movement afoot to protect faculty and students on the right and left of ideological debates through state legislation. Yet recent […]

UMich caves after DOJ calls speech policies ‘unconstitutional’

(From campusreform.org): By Grace Gottschling The University of Michigan revised its policies to “add additional safeguards for free speech” Monday, the same day that the Department of Justice endorsed a First Amendment lawsuit against the school. UM had repeatedly insisted that both the original lawsuit and the DOJ’s assessment of the case misinterpreted its policies, but […]

Disruption Of Nikki Haley Speech At UH: Freedom Of Expression?

(From The Jewish Herald-Voice: jhvonline.com) By Aaron Howard When U.S. Amb. to the U.N. Nikki Haley was invited to speak by the University of Houston, she was to speak to students about leadership and global challenges, and then take part in a Q&A session. On May 22, Haley opened with Hurricane Harvey and Santa Fe, Texas, […]