ABOUT THOSE SAFE SPA­CES

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS -

Safe spa­ces on col­lege cam­puses have been all the rage for a few months. But what the young schol­ars may re­ally want is, say, a bet­ter li­brary, sta­dium or stu­dent union. Yes, there’s a poll.

A new sur­vey finds that 35 per­cent of col­lege stu­dent say the safe spa­ces are “ab­so­lutely nec­es­sary,” 37 per­cent say they are “com­pletely out of touch with re­al­ity” and the rest — 25 per­cent — are in­dif­fer­ent to the whole thing.

“The most im­por­tant thing to be taken from this sur­vey is that stu­dents should be the ones de­cid­ing on whether or not a safe space will ex­ist on their re­spec­tive cam­pus. If enough stu­dents want to form a safe space, then let them. If a vast ma­jor­ity of stu­dents at a school do not think a safe space is nec­es­sary, then do not form one,” notes the analysis from a LendEdu/What­goodly poll of 1,659 ac­tive U.S. col­lege stu­dents con­ducted May 5-11 and re­leased Mon­day.

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