American Higher Education: An Autopsy
Throughout American history, our colleges and universities have enjoyed a respect, even a reverence, from the American people. And for good reason: A college degree has long been seen as the ticket to the American Dream—as the merit-based path onward and upward. No more.
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.
Are We Witnessing the Start of a New Free Speech Movement?
Has a Newtonian reaction begun – a pushback by students who understand the value of hearing and appropriating a variety of viewpoints?
NYU Administrator Goes Full Orwell: Violating Free Speech ‘Ensures The Conditions Of Free Speech’
Do you think that you can count on university leaders to uphold the First Amendment on their campuses? If so, think again.
The Cowards of Academia
A handful of academics at a handful of universities have signed statements on behalf of allowing “diverse” views to be heard at the university. These statements are worthless.
Who Will Restore Free Speech On American Campuses?
We live in a moment when mass hysterias override and drive away the reasonableness our civilization once took as a cornerstone of the good life, the life of ordered liberty. Campus disorders merely reflect the mental and moral disorders of the time.
Who’s Violating Campus Free Speech? Follow the Money
“The domination of elite institutions of higher education by the upper middle class is a big problem for social mobility. . . . It looks like it might be bad news for free speech, too.”
Defending the Student Punished for Distributing Copies of the Constitution
The irony here is rich. In trying to spread knowledge about our constitutional rights—including free speech—a student at a public college was informed that those rights were only exercisable in a 616-square-foot area.
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.
Are “hate” and “racist’’ speech protected by the Constitution?
No one should endorse or accept racist or hate speech, even if protected by the First Amendment. But these days the undefined terms “racist” and “hate speech” are being tossed around loosely against ideas that critics just don’t like.