April 20, 2007
Last December saw another predictable report from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, a self-described watchdog group, highlighting how higher education is supposedly under siege from a politically correct plague of so-called hate-speech codes. In that report, FIRE declared that as many as 96 percent of top-ranked colleges "prohibit speech that, outside the borders of campus, is protected by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution."
FIRE has made similar assertions