Tuesday, December 02, 2003

University Academic Freedom in Danger?

I haven't yet been able to corroborate this information, but my pal Beck sent me this article, which details a Senate bill that seems to place curbs on "area studies" in the pursuit of ensuring compliance with Title IV regulations. Essentially, it appears that lawmakers are using old arguments designed to keep racist content out of school discourse in a new way; to prevent students from expressing sentiments critical of the United States, be it culturally or in terms of foreign policy.

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