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Lawmakers Seek to Ban Campus “Free Speech Zones” and Make Universities Liable

| February 6, 2018

Florida universities and colleges could be sued for up to $100,000 in damages if students or others “willfully” interfere with campus speakers or protestors.

The Closing of the Academic Mind

| March 16, 2016

Any denial of academic freedom is a blow struck against the meaning of a university. The irony today is that some of the most worrying attacks on academic freedom have been coming from inside university.

The Myth of Liberal College Indoctrination

| March 4, 2012

Attacking liberal professors and universities as elitists or snobs like Rick Santorum did helps position the conservative movement as a populist enterprise by identifying a predatory elite to which conservatism stands opposed — an otherwise difficult task for a movement strongly backed by holders of economic power.

Universities Defend Against Rick Scott’s Primitive War on Anthropologists

| October 12, 2011

Not wanting tax dollars spent educating anthropologists, Rick Scott appeared unaware that the science is among the STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering and math) he himself is emphasizing to add jobs in Florida.

Don’t Mess With Florida: Lawmakers Leery Of Texas-Like Assembly-Line Higher Ed

| September 22, 2011

Florida Senators are willing to listen to Gov. Rick Scott’s proposal to adopt the Texas model of higher education, but they don’t like students treated as customers on a university assembly line.

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