December 16, 2005
Free-Speech Group Questions Phi Beta Kappa's Commitment to Academic Freedom
A free-speech group has put the Phi Beta Kappa Society on the spot by accusing it of an inconsistent commitment to academic freedom.
In a nine-page letter faxed to Phi Beta Kappa, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education detailed its objections to what it described as speech codes at seven colleges where the honor society has chapters.
"So many of Phi Beta Kappa's member institutions have unconstitutional speech codes that we cannot list them all here," Samantha Harris,