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News from Let's Try Freedom

Bob Hayes is good enough to include The Blog from the Core on his blogroll, and me in his e-mail distribution, so I'm happy to link to his very first breaking news — though it's probably superfluous since the InstaPundit has already taken notice.

FWIW, I am wondering exactly why academic freedom means a professor can say any damn thing he wants and nobody can do anything about it. (Isn't that what it amounts to — the more extreme forms, at the least?) What about the academic freedom of students, to not be subjected to effluvium from a cesspool? Or the academic freedom of parents who pay for their children's education, likewise to not have their relatives subjected to effluvium from a cesspool? Or the academic freedom of taxpayers who pay to construct the classroom buildings, likewise to not have their tax money wasted on distributing effluvium from a cesspool?

Academic freedom without academic accountability leads to academic irresponsibility. Is this not abundantly clear?

P.S. See also How wide a berth?

Lane Core Jr. CIW P — Fri. 02/04/05 08:15:55 PM
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