1 Education Drive

Room F-3293 Garden City, New York 11530

FIRE Letter to Nassau Community College

Please read the letter sent by FIRE to our Board of Trustees, responding to the Board’s December 23rd  letter which attempts to silence faculty criticism of our BOT and college president.


The First Amendment protects our rights to speak on matters of public concern, encompassing criticism of the Board of Trustees as well as the College administration, administrators, and its policies. The Board of Trustees is free to disagree with our assessment of the current state of the college, as well as any critique we have of college administrators and policies, but it may not direct us to stop voicing these. That has a chilling effect on speech and violates the First Amendment.

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