free speech
Public Education
Free speech suffering at many top universities across the country

(The Center Square) – Tensions over free speech have been intensifying on college campuses across the United States. From campus speakers to what professors can and cannot say, more speech… Read More

September 18, 2023
Public Education
Speech control? Massachusetts elementary schools ban students from talking about weapons

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – When school starts in Somerset, Massachusetts next week, elementary students will face a new rule that bans any talk or gestures of weapons, according to… Read More

August 28, 2023
Cake shop appeals to Colorado Supreme Court after web designer wins free speech SCOTUS case

A cake shop is filing an appeal in its religious liberty case, citing a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that found a web designer could not be forced to create… Read More

July 20, 2023
High school valedictorian goes viral for speaking about her Christian faith in the wake of losing her mom

A South Carolina high school valedictorian’s speech has gone viral on social media after she dared to talk about her faith in God. At Woodmont High School’s commencement ceremony, Lydia… Read More

June 9, 2023
Lawsuit claims Colorado, Denver laws on ‘sidewalk counseling’ unconstitutional

(The Center Square) – Colorado and the cities of Englewood and Denver face a lawsuit for a law and its enforcement regarding speech outside of abortion clinics. Wendy Faustin, assisted… Read More

June 5, 2023
Critics say ‘woke’ agendas are now killing high school debate

A growing number of critics are warning that censorship, which is part and parcel of the “woke” political agenda, is now a danger to high school debate. “Left-wing professors, institutions… Read More

May 30, 2023
New York professor shouts profanities at pro-life students, calls them ‘violent’ before knocking their pamphlets to the floor

A viral video shows a New York professor unleashing a profanity-laced tirade against two students sharing pro-life literature, claiming their table was “violent” and a trigger… Read More

May 23, 2023
SCOTUS to decide if public officials such as school board members can block critics on social media

(The Sentinel) – Free speech rights in the era of social media are on the docket in the U.S. Supreme Court as justices consider whether public officials can restrict access… Read More

May 4, 2023
Riley Gaines details assault by trans activists who kept her barricaded for hours

NCAA champion swimmer Riley Gaines detailed the attack by trans activists that resulted in her being barricaded in a classroom for hours after she gave a speech at a… Read More

April 18, 2023
‘Intolerant and hostile’: Pro-life students faced unprecedented amount of free speech hurdles post-Roe

(Daily Caller) – Students for Life of America (SFLA) college chapters faced an unprecedented number of free speech violations during the 2022-2023 academic year, according to its recent report. The… Read More

April 13, 2023
DHS ‘misinformation’ panel dismissed concerns over speech crackdown as ‘bad faith’

(Daily Caller) – Members of a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) advisory committee on combating “misinformation” privately cast critics of their work, including those who raised the alarm over government… Read More

April 6, 2023
Feds create race, gender speech codes for scientists to direct report language

(The Center Square) – The National Institute of Standards and Technology, a federal and science technology office, has made race and gender speech codes for its scientists a top priority. Read More

April 6, 2023
Protesters shut down traffic intersection after university refuses to cancel conservative speakers

Transgender activists unsuccessfully protested conservative speakers at a Pennsylvania college, claiming the speaking events endangered students. One of the speakers was Riley Gaines, an NCAA swimmer who competed… Read More

March 29, 2023
University removes anti-racism code of conduct after allegations of free speech violation

(Daily Caller) – The University of Utah Department of Communication appears to have removed its Anti-Racism Code of Conduct from its website, according to its no-longer functioning webpage. The Anti-Racist… Read More

March 28, 2023
Culture, Public Education
‘Intimidating parents into silence’: Garland’s FBI order on school meetings had ‘chilling’ effect, attorney testifies

(Daily Caller) – Attorney General Merrick Garland’s order directing the FBI to “use its authority” on people who protested at school board meetings led to “intimidating parents into silence,” an… Read More

March 24, 2023
Culture, Public Education
Bill regarding gender pronouns headed to Gov. Burgum’s desk in North Dakota

Image via Facebook. (The Center Square) – The North Dakota House of Representatives passed a bill Wednesday that makes using transgender student pronouns optional for teachers. Senate… Read More

March 23, 2023
Diversity, equity and inclusion bureaucracies worsen free speech on campus, study shows

(Daily Caller) – Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) bureaucracies on college campuses are correlated with more liberal students on campus and greater discomfort while expressing opinions outside the classroom, a… Read More

March 17, 2023
Public Education
ACLU opposes free speech, scientific exchange over intelligent design in West Virginia schools

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) took a stand against free speech, opposing a West Virginia bill that would make the teaching of intelligent design in public schools constitutional. Read More

March 7, 2023
Half of professors believe diversity statements ‘violate academic freedom,’ survey finds

(Daily Caller) – Half of university professors disapprove of universities mandating that applicants submit diversity statements during the hiring process, a new survey released Tuesday by the Foundation for Individual… Read More

February 28, 2023
UW free speech survey: Half of students afraid to speak, third of students want restrictions

(The Center Square)  – There’s not a lot of confidence about free speech on University of Wisconsin campuses. The university released the results of its free speech survey on Wednesday. Read More

February 3, 2023