David Horowitz

Academic Rights Bill Wronged

Posted on September 13 2010 12:53 pm
David Horowitz is the editor-in-chief of NewsReal Blog and FrontPage Magazine. He is the President and CEO of the David Horowitz Freedom Center. His most recent book is Reforming Our Universities
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From Malcolm A Kline at Accuracy in Academia:

One would think that with the evidence of academic bias stacking up more overwhelmingly by the decade that the higher education establishment would welcome any attempt to introduce a bit of intellectual diversity to their campuses, especially since they claim to be committed to same. Guess again.

“Since the students who hosted me were almost invariably conservative, it was also my custom to ask them how many professors they could identify who were likely to sponsor their group,” author and activist David Horowitz discloses in his latest book. “The question provided me with a rough estimate of the number of conservatives available to counsel and support them.”

“Almost invariably the answer was ‘two or three.’” The dominant faculty Left feels no such constraints.

We’ve usually discovered that they are the source of such inhibitions on an ever diminishing conservative minority. Early in the decade, Horowitz crafted a proposal designed to empower students and “take politics out of the classroom,” an effort he describes in Reforming Our Universities: The Campaign For An Academic Bill Of Rights.

Ultimately, his Academic Bill of Rights (ABOR) was a set of recommendations

Read the Rest at Accuracy in Academia

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