Friday, October 24, 2008

The Progressive Writes About UNL's Decision to "Disinvite" Ayers to Campus

Well, there has been a controversy swirling at UNL over the last week after university administrators forced the education school to cancel a scheduled visit by WIlliam Ayers (yes, THAT Bill Ayers) in mid-November for an education conference. It is a very problematic move by the University in terms of academic freedom. I am an acquaintance of Matt Rothschild, editor of The Progressive Magazine, and after speaking with him about the flap, he decided to write a story on the issue for the magazine. Check it out here.

In addition, a group of academics, nationwide, has joined together to defend Ayers and support academic freedom. They have a petition, if you are interested in signing...

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