(MASS PRIVATE I) According to the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), at least 231 colleges and universities have created ‘Bias Response Teams’ or BRT’s. BRT’s encourage nearly 3 MILLION students to anonymously report offensive free speech to administrators and campus police. Encouraging students and faculty to anonymously report one another for subversive or offensive speech is Un-American.
- A formal or explicit process for or solicitation of
- reports from students, faculty, staff, or the community
- concerning offensive conduct or speech that is protected by the First Amendment or principles of expressive or academic freedom.
“The creation of Campus Teams that identify and monitor students whose behaviors may be troubling is an opportunity to engage them sooner rather than later, so that they can receive needed referrals or other appropriate assistance and treatment.”