HERE’S PRESIDENT TRUMP’S EXECUTIVE ORDER ON CAMPUS FREE SPEECH

President Trump will sign an executive order on Thursday that he has said will mandate that colleges uphold free speech or risk jeopardizing federal research funds. The text of the order, obtained by The Chronicle, indicates it will have little impact on colleges, at least immediately.

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The order will direct federal agencies to “take appropriate steps” to ensure that colleges receiving federal research funds “promote free inquiry.” But public colleges are already legally bound to do so by the First Amendment. And private colleges will be required only to “comply with their stated institutional policies regarding free inquiry,” according to Politico,which cited an unnamed senior official in the Trump administration.

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www.chronicle.com/article/here-s-what-trump-s/245943

 

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