Free speech

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Carbondale Public Library Director Diana Brawley-Sussman about the upcoming More Speech Conversation via the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the ACLU, and others.


The University of Illinois has become the target of lawsuit claiming the school has violated its students' free-speech rights.


Critics say a Missouri bill aimed at protecting student free speech on college campuses would also limit professors' speech.                

At issue is a bill by Republican Rep. Dean Dohrman to ban what are known as ``free speech zones'' for student expression. It calls for colleges and universities to adopt free speech policies.                 

Next Wednesday (March 14) is one month since the mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida … and students across the country are planning another walkout.

Monday, the ACLU of Illinois is encouraging schools to take the opportunity for a "lesson in civics."


An eastern Illinois teacher has been fired for stepping on a small U.S. flag during a lesson last month.

According to the Journal-Gazette in Mattoon, the Martinsville School District board voted 6-0 Thursday to fire English teacher Jordan Parmenter.