NH Public Universities Fight Against Free Speech for Students and Faculty

February 15, 2016

By Kimberly Morin at Examiner.com

On Saturday Examiner spoke with the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) about free speech legislation in New Hampshire. FIRE testified in a hearing last Friday on House Bill 1431 (HB 1431) which is a bill relating to academic freedom and whistleblower protections for faculty members in New Hampshire’s public university system. Previous to that they had testified on House Bill 1561 (HB 1561) which is a bill to allow free speech on public university campuses in the Granite State. Both bills are being sponsored by Representative Frank Edelblut who is also running for governor...