Freedom of Speech Still Under Threat on US University Campuses

December 13, 2016

By Sam Woolfe at The Canary

A report released by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) shows that the number of US universities with ‘red-light’ speech codes that substantially restrict constitutionally protected speech dropped by 10% in the last year. And those that don’t seriously threaten free speech have tripled in number to 27. But 39.6% of universities still adopt these strict speech codes. So while progress is being made in protecting free speech on campus, many institutions still have a lot of catching up to do...