Michael Bloomberg and Charles Koch are right; the shift away from free speech on college campuses is very troubling. We have to stop shielding future generations from ideas that they may find challenging, or our free society will suffer.
From their Wall Street Journal piece: “We believe that this new dynamic, which is doing a terrible disservice to students, threatens not only the future of higher education, but also the very fabric of a free and democratic society. The purpose of a college education isn’t to reaffirm students’ beliefs, it is to challenge, expand and refine them—and to send students into the world with minds that are open and questioning, not closed and self-righteous.”
We hope you will read their interesting commentary.