Collin College doesn’t renew contract of historian, author who claims retaliation

“There’s been an ongoing war on free speech in the First Amendment in Collin College,” Phillips told The News. “The president and the administration, at all levels, want to just tightly control what can be said by faculty, what faculty can do, even off campus, and it’s shocking.”

He shared on social media that campus leaders questioned him for his involvement in efforts to remove Confederate statues from Dallas and for encouraging students to wear a mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19. School officials previously had instructed staff to not even request students to wear masks because of Gov. Greg Abbott’s ban on mask mandates, Phillips tweeted.

“Every single time I’ve been disciplined, it’s been about free speech,” Phillips said.


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