Sunday, March 09, 2003

Freedom of speech? Extra-credit only if P-C! 

No, you couldn't make this one up. The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) reported Friday that Citrus College (CA) Professor Rosalyn Kahn had offered her Speech class students extra credit if they would write letters to President Bush demanding that we not go to war with Iraq. She would refuse extra credit to any student who wanted to write in support of our administration's policy.

In stepped FIRE to defend what should be obvious to all but perhaps the most zealous militants of Code Pink: that Speech courses at publicly supported colleges should embrace our Constitutionally protected freedom of speech. With King's flashlight currently out of the country, the SCSU-scholars are unable at this time to determine if Rosalyn Kahn is related to late Senator Wellstone's eulogist, Rick Kahn.