And the Academic Bill of Rights is old…

March 25, 2005 at 6:56 pm 4 comments

2 years ago the American Association of University Professors (who are qouted in the Academic Bill of Rights) spoke out against it:


http://www.aaup.org/statements/SpchState/Statements/billofrights.htm

“The past year has witnessed repeated efforts to establish what has been called an “Academic Bill of Rights.” Based upon data purporting to show that
Democrats greatly outnumber Republicans in faculty positions, and citing official statements and principles of the American Association of University Professors, advocates of the Academic Bill of Rights would require universities to maintain political pluralism and diversity. This requirement is said to enforce the principle that “no political, ideological or religious orthodoxy should be imposed on professors and researchers through the hiring or tenure or termination process.”1 Although Committee A endorses this principle, which we shall call the “principle of neutrality,” it believes that the Academic Bill of Rights is an improper and dangerous method for its implementation. There are already mechanisms in place that protect this principle, and they work well. Not only is the Academic Bill of Rights redundant, but, ironically, it also infringes academic freedom in the very act of purporting to protect it.”

The bill was attempted to pass in Colorado.
David Horowitz had this to say

oh yeah David has a group that’s trying to get Student Bodies to embrace it

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Qoutes From the “Academic Freedom Bill of Rights” Ana’s First Wire Article

4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Anonymous  |  March 26, 2005 at 7:02 pm

    I don’t understand why this hasn’t passed. It’s common sense. I guess that’s why ‘rats are against it.

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  • 2. ALJ  |  March 26, 2005 at 7:17 pm

    hahaha thanks for posting anonymously.
    if republicans want more conservaties in colleges, their teachers should try applying.

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  • 3. tigercap100@yahoo.com  |  March 26, 2005 at 7:36 pm

    Your ilk are so eager to shut down true diversity of thought that you’re totally for totally unfair and bias indoctrination. Liberals are the worst at intolerance and tyrancy despite their mindless mantras.

    no website, but here’s my email address.
    tigercap100@yahoo.com

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  • 4. ALJ  |  March 26, 2005 at 7:49 pm

    how am I shutting down diversity? Diversity requires that both parties reach out to each other. Have republican professors reached out to the universities? I agree that colleges have a high number of democratic employees, so do trail lawyers and medical workers. I see your point though on college campuses in that conservative demostrations (ironically against affrimative action which brings diversity to campuses) are often shut down. but are liberal protests shut down too?

    peace,
    a

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