Free speech for professors is gone

Tenure is supposed to protect professors from retaliation for expressing controversial views.  But apparently that is not the case, witness the formation of the Academic Freedom Alliance, a group of 200 scholars whose aim is to defend the right of professors to speak out (“More Defenders of Campus Speech,” The Wall Street Journal, Mar. 10). 

It’s a sad commentary that the AFA has to exist because there is tremendous pressure exerted on those who do not toe the party line. Events at Princeton and Stanford are evidence that tenure is not enough to allow the open expression of unpopular views.

(To post a comment, click on the title of this blog.)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s