• Welcome!
    |
    ||
    Log Out|Manage Your Account
  • Subscriber Services
  • E-EDITION

Hinkle: In Virginia, education isn’t always liberal

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 12:00 am | Updated: 2:32 pm, Sat Apr 19, 2014.

Virginians who think of colleges and universities as bastions of free inquiry and no-holds-barred arenas for intellectual engagement might be shocked at how inaccurate that picture can be. Some of the state’s colleges and universities have put in place policies that make a mockery of such notions.

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) has issued a report on the state of free speech on U.S. campuses. It makes for dispiriting reading. Fewer than half the institutions in America provide a robust defense of free expression. Virginia’s record is likewise mixed: Six of its public institutions – Christopher Newport, Longwood, Norfolk State, U.Va.’s college at Wise, VCU, and Virginia State -- received the group’s lowest rating. Only three — James Madison, William & Mary, and U.Va. — received the highest.

Subscription Required

An online service is needed to view this article in its entirety. You need an online service to view this article in its entirety.

Have an online subscription?

Login Now

Need an online subscription?

Subscribe

Login

Choose an online service.

The following services are print only and offer no digital access

You must login to view the full content on this page.

Thank you for reading 20 free articles on our site. You can come back at the end of your 30-day period for another 20 free articles, or you can purchase a subscription and continue to enjoy valuable local news and information. If you need help, please contact our office at 804-649-6000. You need an online service to view this article in its entirety.

Have an online subscription?

Login Now

Need an online subscription?

Subscribe

Login

Choose an online service.

The following services are print only and offer no digital access

........................ ADVERTISEMENT ......................

MEET THE EDITORIAL TEAM

Todd Culbertson
  • Todd Culbertson
  • Editor of the Editorial Pages

    Email Todd

Bob Rayner
  • Bob Rayner
  • Associate Editor of the Editorial Pages

    Email Bob

Bart Hinkle
  • Bart Hinkle
  • Editor, columnist and blogger of thought-provoking ramblings and rants

    Email Bart

Robin Beres
  • Robin Beres
  • Associate Editor, Editorial Pages and Columnist

    Email Robin

Cindy Paris
........................ ADVERTISEMENT ......................