Location: Pomona, New Jersey
Federal Circuit: 3rd Circuit
Richard Stockton College of New Jersey has been given the speech code rating Yellow. Yellow light colleges and universities are those institutions with at least one ambiguous policy that too easily encourages administrative abuse and arbitrary application. Read more here.
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August 24, 2005
Hundreds of thousands of families across North America are now preparing their children for college. As parents hustle to buy clothing, repair secondhand cars and otherwise fret about the impending separation, they should consider how their son or daughter’s human rights will fare on campus. Their freedom of speech is particularly vulnerable. The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) has just released its Speech Code of the Month Award for August, which recognizes abuses of First Amendment rights. The winner? Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, a public institution allegedly bound by the Constitution. Stockton’s speech code policies contain […]» Read More
August 25, 2005
Wendy McElroy’s latest Fox News column asks parents an important question: “Will Colleges Respect Your Child’s Rights?” The short answer, of course, is “fat chance.” As evidence, McElroy points out Richard Stockton College, FIRE’s Speech Code of the Month “winner” for August, as well as our appalling case at William Paterson University. McElroy also plugs FIRE’s Spotlight and our Guides series as tools for parents. Her advice for parents is more than appropriate: Parallels between Orwell and current academia can be carried too far. But the existence of clear parallels should concern every parent who has a child heading […]» Read More