Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Putting PC to The

Greg Lukianoff has a post up supporting the good work his group, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), does in fighting for free speech on college campuses. I actually wrote about the Keith John Sampson case back on September 29, 2008, here.

Mr. Lukianoff's posting today is titled, "Free-Speech Organization Launches Ad Campaign Warning Colleges That Violate Students' Rights" and features this ad that FIRE is running in US News and World Report.

Over the next few days and weeks I will be highlighting the schools on FIRE's Red Alert list. We created the Red Alert list to "honor" those schools that have not only punished students and faculty for clearly protected speech, but have continued to stand by their shameful behavior. Even under intense criticism, and in some cases even the threat of a lawsuit, these schools have stubbornly stuck to their poor decisions. This is the second year in a row that we've placed a full-page ad in U.S. News & World Report highlighting the Red Alert schools. Additionally, this year we are placing ads in U.S. News & World Report's guidebook on the nation's best colleges, in 25 college student newspapers, in each Red Alert school's student newspaper, on, and on Facebook. We are, of course, also tweeting up a storm on Twitter.
Support FIRE so we can prevent American Universities from suppressing free speech. If professors of higher learning can debate or defend their positions without suppressing student's speech, then they don't deserve their jobs-for-life tenure.

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