Annual List of 10 Worst Abusers of Student Faculty Free Speech Rights Includes Kansas Board of Regents

March 2, 2015

By Eric Smith at

The Kansas Board of Regents’ controversial social media policy has landed the board on a nonprofit’s list of educational institutions with the worst regard for free speech rights.

Monday’s “10 Worst Colleges for Free Speech in 2014” list by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education chides the Regents for “enacting an overly broad policy on the improper use of social media.”

FIRE’s annual “worst of the worst” list includes two institutions that aren’t colleges — the Kansas board and the U.S. Department of Education. The list is critical of “the profound effect they had on campus expression throughout the country last year...

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