College backs off on dissenting professor

September 15, 2005

Faced with the threat of legal action, a New York City college pledged not to investigate a professor who objected to the school's policy of requiring education students be committed to a particular definition of "social justice."

Brooklyn College's decision to stop pressuring history professor Robert "KC" Johnson is a "crucial victory for freedom of speech and academic freedom," declared the public-interest group that came to his defense, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, or FIRE...

Schools: Brooklyn College, City University of New York Cases: Brooklyn College: Possible Investigation of Professor’s Expression