Have North Carolina Universities Improved Free Speech?

, Malcolm A. Kline, Leave a comment

Two new reports indicate that they have. “North Carolina universities have drastically improved First Amendment protections since 2010, a new report says,” Kara Travis writes in The Carolina Journal. “Public and private institutions across the state were graded poorly on free speech rights less than a decade ago, show data collected by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education and the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal — both higher education nonprofits.”

“The report studied 37 North Carolina universities and found 11 improved free speech protections, 23 remained the same, and three were hit with lower ratings than those awarded in 2010.” Even UNC-Chapel Hill, where demonstrators infamously took down confederate Silent Sam, got a green light from FIRE.