Recommit to Free Speech on Campus: Our View

September 16, 2015

By Editorial at USA Today

Give leaders at the University of Chicago  an "A" for standing up for much-beleaguered freedom of speech on campus, and hand an "F" to many of the nation's colleges and universities for running in the opposite direction.

In recent years, the assault on campus free speech has often been led by an unlikely source: the students whose predecessors a generation ago were at the vanguard of debate and protest. Sometimes the motive is the usual suspect, liberal political correctness that seeks to scrub colleges of any conservative ideas. But recently, a desire by students to protect themselves and others from speech they consider hurtful is driving new assaults on academic freedom and freewheeling debate...

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