It’s an anti-free speech manifesto that sounds like a pronouncement from the government of a banana republic.
The Board of Regents truly should back up, take a deep breath, and decide on something that meets the needs of its great universities.
This first try was ghastly, pure and simple, and should be stricken down immediately.
— “New Regents policy really bad idea,” Manhattan Mercury, 22 Dec. 2013.
Since the Mercury is subscriber-only (in its on-line version), I’ve taken the liberty of posting a photograph of the full editorial below. If the Mercury would like me to take it down, I’m glad to comply.
Link to piece on Manhattan Mercury website (subscribers only).
- Full set of links (regularly updated), at bottom of my initial post on the subject.
- Kansas Board of Regents Revokes Right to Freedom of Speech (my initial post, 18 Dec. 2013)
- Higher Education is Not a Reality TV Show; or, How A&E’s “Duck Dynasty” Differs from the Kansas Board of Regents (20 Dec. 2013)
- “Editorial: Curbing Speech,” Lawrence Journal-World, 22 Dec. 2013.
- Kansas State University Faculty Senate Responds to Kansas Board of Regents’ Social Media Policy, 21 Dec. 2013.
- Kansas Universities’ Faculty and Staff Against Regents Speech Policy (Facebook group)