AAUP: “Campus free-speech legislation is one piece of a much larger well-funded, right-wing effort to disempower public higher education in the United States”

CAMPUS REFORM
AAUP calls campus free speech bills a ‘right-wing’ conspiracy
by Toni Airaksinen
July 10, 2018

The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) is urging its thousands of members to challenge campus free speech legislation, which it calls “problematic” and “unnecessary.”…While bills to support free speech vary by state, the AAUP worries that common features include forbidding the cancellation of controversial speakers and requiring schools to educate students on First Amendment rights during orientation…For students who shout down speakers or otherwise prevent them from talking, the new legislation is “problematic because it could have really devastating effects,” Owens warns, noting that students could be suspended or expelled for such behavior. READ MORE

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