Targeting of Alabama Scholars Association is Latest Attack on Liberty
The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) and the National Association of Scholars today issued a press release strongly condemning the University of Alabama for offenses against the first amendment rights of students and faculty. The press release follows:
Last year, the University of Alabama (UA) gained notoriety when it banned students from displaying the American flag (and all other flags) in their dorm windows. Now it has ordered the Alabama Scholars Association, a faculty group critical of the university’s grading policies, to pay a rate eight times higher than that paid by other faculty organizations for use of the university’s mail system. FIRE and the National Association of Scholars are protesting UA’s actions, which are only the latest in a long, sad string of assaults on free speech and expression on that campus.