The American Council of Trustees and Alumni’s (ACTA) Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr. Jonathan W. Pidluzny, testified on Thursday, April 7, 2022, before the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.
The purpose of the subcommittee hearing, entitled “Free Speech Under Attack: Book Bans and Academic Censorship,” was to examine instances of censorship in the K-12 curricula around the nation. In addition to discussing K-12 curricula, Dr. Pidluzny directs committee members’ attention to the free speech crisis exploding on America’s college and university campuses.
Dr. Pidluzny highlights numerous instances of speaker disinvitations and intimidating shout-downs, as well as the prolific growth of bias response teams designed to target students and faculty who express disfavored (generally conservative) viewpoints.
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