Oregon Needs Cascade of Academic Freedom

, Malcolm A. Kline, Leave a comment

At least, that’s what one academic insider there says. “The main threat is the growth of highly biased and intolerant pedagogy in the classroom that prevents students who do not share the ideological inclinations of the faculty from passing their courses,” Bruce Gilley wrote in a column which apppeared in The Oregonian on July 9, 2018. “Many programs and units at Oregon college campuses have become nothing but ideological satrapies without an iota of viewpoint diversity.”

“Oregon State’s newly-introduced mandatory training in ‘social justice’ makes acceptance of radical viewpoints a condition to advance in one’s studies.” Gilley is in a good position to understand the dangers to academic freedom in Oregon: His own was endangered at Portland State when the political science professor penned an article on the benefits of colonialism.

Gilley is a member of the National Association of Scholars (NAS).