FIRE in the New York Post: Columbia’s Teachers College Enforces ‘Thought Control’

October 12, 2006

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!

Schools:  Columbia University