Shouting down or shutting down speech isn’t a triumph against ignorance; it perpetuates ignorance.
Progressives are now horrified at the fervor with which students carry out their ideas—but they are still the ones who enlisted these youngsters in the first place.
Liberals need to appreciate the dangers posed by a radical movement that rejects the principles of intellectual freedom and freedom of expression.
School administrators must stop abasing themselves to student outrage. Colleges should foster intellectual community—not progressive appeasement.
A current Supreme Court case shows just how problematic it is when people do not have the tools to speak up, and how failure to do so might jeopardize constitutional rights.
Bias response teams function as speech police on many campuses. And they’re the next campus office to sprout under the firehose of federal college subsidies.
Academic freedom in a tenure-based system is not freedom but rather special protection and privileges given to a handful of cronies.
A UC-Berkeley mob pepper-sprayed a woman, injured six people, started fires, and destroyed buildings, all to prevent a speaker from speaking at the birthplace of the free speech movement.
When they fired Joy Karenga for vicious anti-semitism, Oberlin College sent a clear message about the responsibilities that accompany academic freedom.
Academics have been slow to acknowledge how dependent the leaders of the alt-right are upon playbooks that they learned on university campuses.
No matter what the mealy mouthed institutional apologists might say, Providence College has clearly turned into a hostile environment for Anthony Esolen and his friends.
Universities have contributed to this breakdown of intellectual and political discussion by making sure that nobody expresses dissent against ‘progressive’ ideals.
When we limit students’ ability to discuss controversial ideas, we allow harmful prejudices and thoughts to fester. Classrooms should offer more.
Colleges and universities are not holding up their end of the bargain in preparing students well for civic life. But they can change that.
Widespread shock and denial over Brexit reveals just how entrenched higher education groupthink has become. How do we bring back ideological diversity?
I went to college and learned to think, from which I’ve concluded I shouldn’t have gone to college. Don’t find yourself in the same situation after graduation.
At Duke University, brophobia is so rampant, casual, and unchecked that it is becoming—what’s the word?—oh, yes, ‘systemic.’
Critics of Common Core warned us that ‘college-ready’ actually meant community-college ready. It looks like they were being too generous.
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