Monday, October 03, 2005

Try re-reading

Students for Academic Freedom is claiming the American Association of University Professors is contradicting itself by opposing legislation in the Senate after passing a statement that says the following:
Government's recognition and respect for the independence of colleges and universities is essential for academic and intellectual excellence.
Horowitz can only turn this statement into a ringing endorsement of what he's doing by ignoring parts designed to oppose his campaign. Arguably, the AAUP should give on this one and let Congress feel important by boldly restating what universities have already said, but the AAUP has been perfectly consistent in its opposition to legislative interference.

Oh, and wasn't the point of legislation to prompt universities to take action on their own? Why is SAF pushing the legislation after the AAUP has agreed to the principles?

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