Trump To Sign Executive Order Tying Federal Grants To Free Speech on Campus
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From the LeftTrump's hyped free speech order will ask colleges to do what they already have to
President Donald Trump on Thursday afternoon is set to sign his much-hyped executive order on campus free speech — which he has vowed will require colleges to "support free speech" or face "very costly" penalties.
But the order essentially just reinforces what schools are already supposed to be doing by formally requiring colleges to agree to promote free inquiry in order to get billions of dollars in federal research funding.
"While many schools — or all schools — are frankly supposed to follow this currently, it will ensure that grant...
From the CenterTrump to Issue Order Tying Federal Grants to Free Speech on Campus
Moves follows complaints that conservative speakers are stifled.
President Trump is expected to issue an executive order Thursday directing federal agencies to tie research and education grants made to colleges and universities to more aggressive enforcement of the First Amendment, according to a draft of the order viewed by The Wall Street Journal.
The order instructs agencies including the Departments of Education, Health and Human Services and Defense to ensure that public educational institutions comply with the First Amendment, and that private institutions live up to their...
From the RightTrump to sign executive order promoting free speech on college campuses
President Trump will sign an executive order Thursday requiring colleges and universities to ensure free speech on campus, in the wake of cases of conservatives being attacked for expressing their views.
A senior administration official said Mr. Trump’s order will require colleges that receive federal research grant money to certify that they “promote free inquiry.”
“The president strongly supports cultivating free speech and open inquiry in higher education,” the official said. “American institutions of higher education should promote open, intellectually engaging debate which is critical to create the next generation...