Case Overview


FIRE asked the federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to take action against political litmus tests in America's schools of social work. HHS requires its social workers to have degrees from programs accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), whose standards require evaluating students on the basis of their beliefs. FIRE urged HHS to end its relationship with CSWE unless CSWE drops its vague and politically loaded standards, a request echoed in similar letters sent by the National Association of Scholars and the American Council of Trustees and Alumni.