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6 Ways to Defeat the Campus Censors

April 21, 2013

It's no longer a matter of much debate that America's college campuses are not the beacons of free and open discussion  they were intended to be. In its 14 years of existence, our organization, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), has documented hundreds of cases of gross abuses of students' and faculty members' fundamental rights. More than sixty percent of America's largest and most prestigious colleges have speech codes that are either unconstitutional (at public universities) or directly contradict promises of free speech (at private universities)...