Re-thinking thought reform

November 4, 2007

University of Delaware President Patrick Harker grudgungly suspended the ideological re-education program exposed by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (and reported here last week.) FIRE has the story, which includes troubling accounts of threatened retaliation against students who declined to defend the now defunct “residence life” program and to demonize FIRE as an ideologically biased, conservative organization.  (In fact, FIRE is a civil liberties group that advocates for the rights of all students, regardless of ideology...

Schools: University of Delaware Cases: University of Delaware: Students Required to Undergo Ideological Reeducation