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ERIC Number: ED536969
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 23
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Celebrating Ten Years. Foundation for Individual Rights in Education Annual Report, 2009
Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (NJ1)
This paper presents the annual report of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) for 2009. The year 2009 was momentous for FIRE, for it marked its tenth anniversary. In the last decade, FIRE has been remarkably successful at fighting to secure basic rights of free speech and conscience on college campuses. It has fought for student and faculty rights in every corner of the country, and as of December 31, 2009, it has won 166 victories at 126 colleges and universities with a total enrollment of more than 2.7 million students. FIRE is directly responsible for changing 85 unconstitutional or repressive policies affecting more than 1.75 million students at 73 of these universities, including the entire California State University and University of Wisconsin systems. For this reason, FIRE's plans for 2010 include a significant increase in its already expansive public awareness efforts, including the first-ever Sweidy Stata Video Fellow, who will document more of FIRE's almost unbelievable cases on film and distribute them to the public. The power of video lies in its ability to convey the reality and personal cost of campus repression, bringing them home in a way no other medium can. [For the 2008 Annual Report, see ED536970.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE)