Jon Sanders carries the latest NCAA pronouncement to its illogical extreme, so it could happen.
Articles By: jonsanders_33
Just for fun, imagine how the academic Left would react if dozens of colleges incorporated patriotism into their guiding principles and evaluated people according to their “patriotic dispositions.”
Last week the American Council on Education released a “Statement on Academic Rights and Responsibilities,” endorsed by dozens of affiliated groups, including the American Association of University Professors, Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, and others.
Critics of higher education often write about leftist bias in the classroom, barely literate students who somehow gain admission, dumbing down of course content, and academically disengaged students. Sometimes, however, those problems write themselves.
Given the Court’s failure to clarify the constitutionality of racial preferences, the issue continues to roil nationwide.
The new year has presented “academic freedom” with a grave new threat. The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education has published its Guide to Free Speech on Campus. The guide gives a shot in the arm, however, to academic freedom.
At the end of every year I compile this list, and every year I include a “hope for more” in the following year. And every year, I haven’t been disappointed in that hope.
The bunch, which includes a few professors (a very few, let it be said), are arguing that my column is acceptable grounds upon which the university’s College of Arts and Sciences must desist in their efforts to propose a program in Western Civilization that would win an outside grant worth several million dollars.
The subsequent outcry that greeted news of this proposal was so vehement, and so vicious, that one would think the College had proposed replacing the Old Well with a statue of George W. Bush.
The Department of Education finally caught up with heterophobe Professor Elyse Crystall but the faculty there is trying hard not to notice.