Board to Review Policies on Academic Freedom and Responsibility on Idaho Campuses
The Idaho State Board of Education will conduct a review of its policies around academic freedom and responsibility both for faculty and students attending Idaho’s public college and universities.
The recommendation was made by incoming Board President Kurt Liebich, who today was elected to succeed Debbie Critchfield who has served as Board president for the last two years.
Recent controversies about freedom of speech, including claims of “indoctrination” occurring at all levels of public education have dominated much of the legislative session. “It has had a significant impact on how our education system is perceived in this state,” Liebich said. “I have seen no evidence that we have a systematic issue.
School boards across the state have policies in place to address issues when they arise and our institutions have policies and procedures too, but I don’t want to discount some of the concerns either.”