I am thankful for Ivy Tech simply because it is cheap. It was a nightmare trying to apply and register for my classes, since I could not figure out the website and my academic advisor was not helpful. I have had struggles with several of my teachers,... Read More and the education is decent but not wonderful. Additionally, I had a teacher tell me that a religious document I used in a reflection paper was not a scientific or historic document, although it is. She also told me that I could not include my beliefs in a paper that reflected on my own personal thoughts on a video assignment. I am also nervous in talking about my beliefs because they are typically different from the majority of the teachers and students. I am terrified to say anything different, although Ivy Tech says that they promote diversity and differences. If this mentality to shut down beliefs that contradict one's own continues, then free speech will be entirely gone from not only this campus, but others across the country.