Mary Clare Reim: Free speech dies on campus and via Common Core

Apr 11, 2016 by

Mary Clare Reim –

It’s bad enough that college students today have to juggle academic and social pressures while paying historically high tuition rates that often saddle them with years of debt. But now they’re struggling to retain their First Amendment rights.

We’ve seen this all across the country. Students at Yale University last year made headlines when they protested, of all things, a panel emphasizing the importance of free speech. As made obvious by the glaring contradiction here — that students were using their right to free speech to limit speech they did not like — there is a particularly troubling mindset at work today. Campus protests are nothing new, but lately they have taken on a more belligerent nature that diminishes the voice of the individual

Source: Mary Clare Reim: Free speech dies on campus and via Common Core | Boston Herald

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