Be sure to check out FIRE President Greg Lukianoff and Vice President Robert Shibley’s column about Columbia’s Teachers College in today’s New York Post. The column is a potent statement of precisely what’s wrong with Teachers College’s evaluative policies:
Bollinger and Teachers College need to understand that requiring students to hold certain beliefs is completely at odds with a free society. Who has the right to tell students what political beliefs they must have?
As Columbia has amply demonstrated this month, universities are certainly not the all-knowing, infinitely wise arbiters of truth. Telling students the specific political beliefs they need to have in order to graduate is thought control – not education.“
After reading the column, learn more about the latest free speech scandal to rock Columbia here. Stay tuned!