The politicization of academic life has made learning through debate impossible on most campuses (“How college students today go against everything universities stand for,” New York Post, Sep. 1). Speech codes are a one-way street, allowing only politically-correct ideas to be heard.
The most egregious example was Middlebury College. On Mar. 2, 2017, Charles Murray, who had been invited to speak, was unable to utter a word before nearly 400 students booed him off the stage claiming he was a bigot. Yet those responsible were given a mere slap on the wrist as punishment.
How do colleges and universities justify their existence under the present situation? I fail to understand how students are being truly educated if they are permitted to continue to intimidate the views of those who disagree with theirs. Yet most administrators are spineless, viewing students as customers who must not be offended.
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