Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Whisky Tango Foxtrot

//It's a list with a lot of diversity — something that is valued seemingly above all else in American colleges and universities these days. The list includes highly respected flagship state universities (the University of Illinois, the University of Iowa), universities founded to nurture ancient religious traditions (Georgetown, Marquette, Brandeis), an urban college under severe stress (Chicago State), a suburban second-line college (Cal State at Fullerton) and a small city two-year institution (Modesto Junior College).

What do these diverse institutions have in common? Hint: it's not positive. All are on the list of the Foundation for Individual Right in Education (F.I.R.E>) of America's 10 Worst Colleges for Free Speech in 2014.

In the Huffington Post F.I.R.E. president Greg Lukianoff provides documentation. At Modesto Junior College, for example, a student was prevented from handing out copies of the Constitution on Constitution Day.//

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