Free speech, freedom of association, viewpoint diversity, and open inquiry--these principles are essential to the educational mission of the university, and to the health of civil society.
RealClearPublicAffairs' Free Speech on Campus page is designed to be the leading online forum where conversation on these critical issues can take place.
The Harvard Crimson got itself into trouble recently with student activists who seemed to have a rudimentary understanding of how journalism works.
RealClearEducation conducted a survey of experts on the campus speech climate to learn which colleges and universities are doing a good job of protecting speech.
Conservative pundits and politicians have amplified and exploited a small number of elite-college speech controversies for political gain.
Free expression on campus matters not because there is a unique speech crisis on campus, but because universities are uniquely positioned to address broader societal crises.