Monday, June 12, 2017

Department of Education Taps Free-Speech Warrior to Oversee Colleges

DeVos signals fight for campus freedom, hires veteran of political-correctness battles

by Margaret Menge 08 Jun 2017

In testimony on Capitol Hill this week, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said the Department of Education will devolve power from the federal government to families, unleashing a new era of creativity in education. But big changes may also be underway for the department’s stance on political correctness on college campuses in America, and the all-too-frequent trampling upon the free-speech rights of both students and professors, which has been going on for at least the past 25 years.

Adam Kissel, a free-speech advocate who’s gone head-to-head with American universities over speech codes and denial of due-process rights — and has almost always succeeded in getting them to back down — has been appointed the agency’s deputy assistant secretary for higher education programs.......To Read More....

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