Leiter Reports: The Horowitz Attack on Academic Freedom Arrives in Ohio
The Horowitz Attack on Academic Freedom Arrives in Ohio
The bill introduced in the state legislature is here.Â (Thanks to Joshua Smith for the pointer.)Â As one news story (for which I could not locate a URL) stated, the bill would regulate what professors can say in class, and that’s exactly right.Â Here’s some illustrative provisions:
gack! this is fake academic freedom, it is meant to allow ideological freedom, not academic freedom and they are not the same thing. my students in political economy for instance generally can’t pass if all they demonstrate is an understanding of work not presented in the course, likewise, i’ll mark students down for having fundamental misunderstandings or ideological understandings of economic systems, but that is what most of them want to do, they want to say ‘market freedom is good’ and never say why or even acknowledge market failure…. education isn’t about ideological freedom, i’m sorry. this bill needs to fail.