thefire.org
President Obama: College Students Shouldn’t Be ‘Coddled and Protected From Different Points of View’ - FIRE
DES MOINES, Iowa, September 15, 2015—Echoing concerns the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) has voiced for years, President Barack Obama came out strongly against campus censorship and speech-policing yesterday. During a town hall meeting at North High School in Des Moines, Iowa, President Obama took a question from a local high school student that prompted him to remark at length about the crucial role that free speech plays in a college education. (VIDEO; transcript) “Anybody who comes to speak to you and you disagree with, you should have an argument with them,” said President Obama. “But you shouldn’t …