More and more states enact campus free-speech zones; professors’ group angry

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that as more and more state legislatures enact laws they say promote free speech on college campuses, the louder the outcry from one professors’ group.

The new crop of bills is broadly based on a model designed by the Goldwater Institute, a conservative think tank. The American Association of University Professors said in a statement on Thursday that it opposes any legislation “that interferes with the institutional autonomy of colleges and universities by undermining the role of faculty, administration, and governing board in institutional decision-making and the role of students in the formulation and application of institutional policies affecting student affairs.”

 

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