High school freedom fighters: FIRE’s essay contest deadline approaching

If you’re a high school senior graduating in the spring of 2012, heading to college, and believe in free expression, you should check out the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education’s Freedom in Academia essay contest.  You can win up to $5,000 in scholarship money by writing an essay explaining why free speech is important in higher education — and FIRE has great videos about their work to help you respond. The deadline for entries is November 5, which is plenty of time if you get to work!