Once progressives recover from their complete meltdown over the confirmation of Betsy DeVos as U.S. Secretary of Education, they might want to take a look at a new survey that hopefully would raise some red flags about today’s high school students.

Then again, today’s high school students are tomorrow’s college students, who choose to designate “No Media” zones in which to protest, demand black-only safe spaces on campus, and are then are likened by administrators to the soldiers buried at Normandy for their bravery.

In any case, the New York Times was excited to report Tuesday on a Knight Foundation survey of 11,998 high school students and 726 teachers that found “a slow but steady increase in support” for the First Amendment, with 91 percent of students believing people should be allowed to express unpopular opinions.

There’s a stipulation, though: that percentage of support drops to only 45 percent “when the speech in question is offensive to others and made in public,” and to 43 percent when the offensive speech is delivered via social media.

We checked the survey questions (available as a PDF) and didn’t see any definition given for either “offensive” or “bullying,” so unless we missed something, it was up to the students to decide what those terms meant.