3 in 5 College Professors say Trigger Warnings Threaten Academic Freedom

, Spencer Irvine, Leave a comment

Yup, trigger warnings are not good for academic freedom:

The National Coalition Against Censorship has an interesting new survey that might make professors on the hard left rethink their support for – or at least neutrality toward – trigger warnings.

It did an online survey this spring with the Modern Language Association and College Art Association, with more than 800 members of those groups talking about their experiences with trigger warnings.

While only 1 in 6 survey respondents viewed trigger warnings “favorably,” 23 percent said they had provided “warnings about course content” to students “several times” or “regularly.”