Last updated on: 11/7/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

Foundation For Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Is the ACLU Good for America?"
Reasoning:

[Editor’s Note: FIRE and the ACLU collaborate on legal actions related to free speech issues.]

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Other
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“FIRE effectively and decisively defends American liberties on behalf of thousands of students and faculty on our nation’s campuses. In case after case, FIRE brings about favorable resolutions for these individuals who continue to be challenged by those willing to deny fundamental rights and liberties within our institutions of higher education.”

“About FIRE,” FIRE website (accessed Nov. 7, 2007)

Mission:

“The mission of FIRE is to defend and sustain individual rights at America’s colleges and universities. These rights include freedom of speech, legal equality, due process, religious liberty, and sanctity of conscience—the essential qualities of individual liberty and dignity. FIRE’s core mission is to protect the unprotected and to educate the public and communities of concerned Americans about the threats to these rights on our campuses and about the means to preserve them.”

“About FIRE,” FIRE website (accessed Nov. 7, 2007)

Other:
501(c)(3) non-profit educational foundation
Quoted in:
  1. Do University Regulations Against Offensive Speech Often Inhibit Freedom of Expression?