FIRE Report: Campus Speech Codes Trend Lower, but More Than 70 Percent of Colleges Restrict Free Speech

By December 8, 2009

FIRE's 2010 Spotlight ReportPHILADELPHIA, December 8, 2009Today, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) releases its 2010 report on campus speech codes, revealing that for the second year in a row, the percentage of American colleges and universities that systematically violate students' and faculty members' right to freedom of expression has dropped. However, 71 percent of the 375 campuses analyzed still maintain codes that grant students less freedom of speech than they enjoy off campus...