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December 26, 2005

Colleges Resist Horowitz's/FIRE's "Academic Bill of Rights"

I don't think there needs to be any "monitoring" of what professors say in class. They have the right to be as obnoxious and partisan as they like, so long as they do not punish those who dare to disagree with them.

But given college administrators' winking at viewpoint-based discrimination against Republicans, or actual discrimination by themselves, there should be some sort of legislatively-created right to sue.

As David Horwitz notes, colleges and universities have proven they cannot, or will not, protect conservatives against discrimination.

I'm not usually in favor of such remedies. Then again, those in the academic world generally are, except suddenly when it's proposed to fight their own excesses. So there's a bit of principle-swapping here.

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posted by Ace at 12:12 PM

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