More than half of college students of all political leanings say that they always or often withhold views on political and social issues in the classroom due to potential consequences. Classrooms can become places where students learn the skills needed for respectful and engaged deliberation, but only if professor learn how to teach them. This essay argues that colleges should put significant resources into development of high-quality training in leading productive cooperative deliberations and create large incentives for faculty to use them.

Harry Brighouse is Mildred Fish Harnack Professor of Philosophy, Carol Dickson Bascom Professor of the Humanities, affiliate professor of education policy studies, and director of the Center for Ethics and Education at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
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