academic freedom

  • Why Conservatives Have Turned Against Academic Freedom Again

    by John K. Wilson

    The legacies of William F. Buckley and Ronald Reagan suggest that the right demands freedom for its own perspective that it actively seeks to deny to radical critics of capitalism, religion, and conservatism. 

  • The Academic Freedom Crisis at the University of Florida

    An investigation documents the way that academic freedom has been subordinated to the presumed interests of the State of Florida (as aggressively determined by the administration of Governor Ron DeSantis). 

  • I was Fired for Asking My Students to Wear Masks

    by Michael Phillips

    Sometimes academic freedom is about the ability of professors to advocate on behalf of the campus community's health against administrators who prefer silence as a matter of political expediency. 

  • PEN America: The Nation's Censored Classrooms

    by Jeremy C. Young and Jonathan Friedman

    "The restrictions and chilling effects of gag order laws threaten to destroy the climate of open inquiry required in free and democratic educational institutions."

  • States Curtailing Students' Access to Books, Ideas

    In many states, school librarians will be less free to recommend books, and students less free to explore them, with potentially serious consequences for educational quality and personal and intellectual growth, experts argue. 

  • Putting the Tenure Debate in Historical Perspective

    by Adam Sitze

    Academic tenure has much in common with the historial practice of lifetime appointments for judges. Why are academics reluctant to embrace the comparison? 

  • Collin College Prof Fired over Speech Lands at SMU

    Michael Phillips will join the Clements Center for Southwest Studies at SMU after his firing from Collin College over social media criticism of Confederate statues and other aspects of racism.