Commentary: These states are finding creative ways to support free speech on campus

June 07, 2023 1 min read

By Pete Peterson
Fox News

Excerpt: The scenes of ideological intolerance have become all too familiar to Americans. Law students shouting down a federal judge at Stanford Law School. College students protesting the new president of the University of Florida, former Republican U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse. Many of our most prestigious colleges and universities have been reduced to ideological monocultures – both inside and outside the classroom.

Realizing the hardened bureaucracies that exist in most public universities, a growing number of governors and state legislatures (mostly led by Republicans) are taking a creative approach to promoting free speech on campus by funding new centers of teaching and learning on subjects ranging from free-market economics to the unique importance of the American founding.

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