As more states move pass laws that deal with free speech on campus, a higher education scholar asks if they are moving in the right direction.
Though free speech on campus is often a divisive issue, solutions are not hard to find, a First Amendment scholar argues.
In new guidance, students and universities could be banned from censoring controversial speakers on campuses following the first ministerial intervention on free speech in 30 years.
New laws pending in Wisconsin and North Carolina would require public universities to punish students who disrupt campus speakers. But these laws would do more to hinder free speech than protect it.
What legal rules must colleges and universities follow when it comes to speech on campus? And, beyond legal requirements, what is a school’s obligation to protect – or limit – free speech?