Survey: Most UW students afraid to express views in class

Associated Press:

Most students who responded to a survey about free speech on University of Wisconsin campuses said they’re afraid to express their views on controversial topics in class because they fear other students won’t agree or it could hurt their grades, according to key findings released Wednesday.

A third of respondents, meanwhile, said they’ve felt pressure from an instructor to agree with a certain viewpoint. Almost half said they don’t agree or only agree a little that administrators should bar controversial speakers if some students find the message offensive.