MLA and AHA Resolutions Opposing Academic Bill of Rights · 03 January 2006

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MLA:

Standing Up for Academic Freedom
By Doug Lederman--InsideHigherEd.com--12/30/05

The Modern Language Association's delegate assembly approved a resolution Thursday praising David Horowitz for ... just kidding.
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Why the Academic Monolith Needs Reform
By David Horowitz--Frontpagemag.com--01/10/06

Mark Goldblatt is tenured professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. He is a skeptic of the Academic Bill of Rights for reasons expressed in a recent article in National Review. On the other hand he recognizes the need for something like an Academic Bill of Rights on the basis of experiences like this.
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AHA:

A Time to Choose for the AHA in Philadelphia: Speech Codes and the Academic Bill of Rights
By David Beito, Robert "KC" Johnson, and Ralph E. Luker

At the meeting of the AHA Business Meeting on January 7 in Philadelphia, the members will have a rare opportunity to stand up for academic freedom.
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American Historical Association and American Association of Colleges & Universities Oppose Academic Bill of Rights; Horowitz Responds

I'm not surprised the AHA refused to condemn speech codes which are clear violations of the First Amendment. This shows the hypocrisy of the organization's claims to principle.
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