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Free Speech on College Campus

Grade 11
Articles with Reading Levels: 11.0-11.9
Grade 12
Articles with Reading Levels: 12.0-12.9

Article Name: No, Hate Speech Doesn't Violate the First Amendment
Source: Ed Week
Author: Benjamin Barbour
Date Published: November 20, 2017
Guiding Question: Is hate speech legally protected?
Grade Level: 11.9

Article Name: Sessions Calls for 'Recommitment' to Free Speech on Campus, Diving Into Debate
Source: The New York Times
Author: Rebecca R. Ruiz
Date Published: September 26, 2017
Guiding Question: What are some of Attorney General Jeff Sessions critiques on how free speech is being handled on college campuses?
Grade Level: 11.4

Article Name: A Chilling Study Shows How Hostile College Students Are Towards Free Speech
Source: The Washington Post 
Author: Catherine Rampell
Date Published: September 18, 2017
Guiding Question: What are college students saying about free speech on campus?
Grade Level: 11.9

Article Name: University Faces Uproar Over Recording Showing How Teaching Assisstant was Questioned
Source: Inside Higher Ed 
Author: Scott Jaschik
Date Published: November 22, 2017
Guiding Question: How are universities outside of the US dealing with free speech issues?
Grade Level: 12.7

Article Name: Weaponizing Free Speech
Source: Us News
Author: Nicole Hemmer
Date Published: October 24, 2017
Guiding Question: Is protecting free speech the job of the college campuses?
Grade Level: 12.8

Article Name: There is No Free Speech Crisis on Campus
Source: Forbes
Author: Chris Ladd
Date Published: September 23, 2017
Guiding Question: What are some of the issues with common polls on free speech on college campuses?
Grade Level: 12.2

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Article Name: How First Amendment Rights Have Evolved
Source: US History via Newsela (Ed. Newsela Staff Version 700)
Author: N/A
Date Published: February 13, 2017
Guiding Question: What are the different kinds of free speech protected differently?
Grade Level: 7.6

Article Name: What is Hate Speech?
Source: Encyclopaedia Britanica via Newsela (Ed. Newsela Staff Verision 880)
Author: N/A
Date Published: August 18, 2017
Guiding Question: What is hate speech and is it protected by the first admenment?
Grade Level: 8.5


Article Name: 2018 Best and Worst Colleges for Free Speech 
Source: The Edvocate
Author: Matthew Lynch
Date Published: November 22, 2017
Guiding Question: What are some of the reasons colleges are on the list for worst colleges for free speech?
Grade Level: 13.6

Article Name: How A President's Handling of Protests Led to the Decline of a Campus 
Source: Education Dive 
Author: Shalina Chatlani
Date Published: October 30, 2017
Guiding Question: What are some of the ramifications colleges face for handling free speech issues poorly?
Grade Level: 14.7

Article Name: Congress Unlikely to Push Federal Mandate on Campus Free Speech
Source: Education Dive 
Author: Autumn A Arnett 
Date Published: October 26, 2017
Guiding Question: Is it important for colleges to protect free speech for all?
Grade Level: 13.6

Article Name: UF President: Taxpayers Being Unfairly Burdened in the Name of Free Speech
Source: Education Dive
Author: Autumn A. Arnett 
Date Published: October 19, 2017
Guiding Question: What are some of the financial costs of having controversial speakers on college campuses?
Grade Level: 13.7