WSU takes hit on free speech

October 22, 2005

A national higher education watchdog group says Washington State University is failing to protect the speech rights of students who have controversial or unpopular opinions.

In the latest case, an education student who describes himself as a conservative Christian was threatened with dismissal and ordered into diversity training over comments that he didn't believe that whites are privileged, opposed adoption by gays, and wrote "diversity is perversity" in the margins of a book...

Schools: Washington State University Cases: Washington State University: Administrative Support for Heckler’s Veto of Student Play Washington State University: Use of Dispositions Theory to Enforce Ideological Orthodoxy