Executive order signed by President Trump to ensure Free Speech on college campuses
Mar 23, 2019 05:29 PM EDT
President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday to promote transparency and diverse dialogue at public universities.
The President's order primarily focuses on financial transparency so that students are aware of their financial risks if they were to borrow money for their education as well as repayment plans upon graduation. However, the executive order also includes provisions calling for diverse and open debate on college campuses. Because students are taking on high amounts of debt, they should have the right to "free inquiry" which is crucial to innovation, academic success, and overall student life, the order says.