Bell Ringers

Bell Ringer: Deliberation- When University Speech Risks Harm

When University Speech Risks Harm

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) advocates for universities' right to suppress groups that they believe pose a risk of substantial harm.

Description

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) advocates for universities' right to suppress groups that they believe pose a risk of substantial harm.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • What risks does Senator Feinstein believe may be posed by controversial college campus speakers? How do these risks impact the mission of universities in a manner that might justify limiting speech?
  • What relevant differences might exist between public and private universities? Between college campuses and other forums for speech? What is the significance of those differences?
  • On a scale of 1-4, one being not at all persuasive and four being highly persuasive, indicate how persuasive you believe this argument to be and why you selected that ranking.

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • 1st Amendment
    • Freedom Of Expression
    • Protest
    • Suppression

    Topics

    Civil Rights & Civil Liberties

    Grades

    Middle SchoolHigh School