Educators Worry ‘Academic Bill Of Rights’ Hurting Free Speech

By | September 10, 2004

I’ve written about this earlier this year, but never actually thought it would be adopted. Apparently, a number of state colleges adopted rules created by conservative lawmakers which supposedly protect conservative viewpoints at colleges. Turns out, what it is actually doing is creating an environment where professors are afraid to discuss issues such as stem cell research, for fear of having complaints lodged against them under the rules.

No matter what conservative lawmakers say, the whole crux of this rule was to limit free speech on campuses. Instead of being open to other viewpoints, conservatives want to eliminate all progressive/liberal ideas. And this rule is a huge step towards doing this.

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