Response to the Knox News Editorial · 15 May 2005

To the Editor:

As the National Campus Director of Students for Academic Freedom, the organization responsible for the Academic Bill of Rights which inspired Tennessee House Bill 432, I wish to respond to the critique of the Bill in your recent editorial ("Don't Let Lawmakers Into College Classrooms," 04/05).

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Don't Let Lawmakers Into College Classrooms · 15 May 2005

Editorial from the Knoxville News-Sentinel--04/11/05

Academic freedom isn't in the Constitution, yet it is - or should be - one of our cherished rights.

Read Sara Dogan's response to this article.

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Lawmaker Hopes to Protect College Students From Viewpoint Bias · 18 April 2005

By Jim Brown--AgapePress--04/19/05

(AgapePress) - A new bill in the Tennessee legislature seeks to protect the academic freedom rights of students on university campuses.

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Academic Bill Ensures Fairness · 12 April 2005

By Rep. Stacey Campfield--04/09/05

As soon as news spread about the academic bill of bights, I was immediately visited by 15 college students from Memphis who trekked all the way to Nashville to personally relay their own classroom stories, as well as encourage me to work hard to pass this bill.

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Student Rights Bill Has Critics · 03 April 2005

By Georgiana Vines--KnoxNews.com--04/02/05

A bill supporters say is designed to protect student academic rights but opponents say is part of a political agenda will be up before the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday in Nashville.

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Academic Victory in Tennessee · 20 March 2005

By Justin Owen--FrontPageMagazine.com--03/21/05

A student leads the battle to get his student government to adopt the Academic Bill of Rights.

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Victory for Academic Freedom at Middle Tennessee State U. · 16 March 2005

By Matt Anderson--MTSU Sidelines Online--03/17/05

The Student Government Association of Middle Tennessee State University passed a resolution on March 3 recommending the university adopt a policy protecting student's academic freedom.

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'Academic Freedom' Sparks Debate · 01 March 2005

Samantha Young--The Pacer--03/01/05

An "academic bill of rights" was proposed in the Tennessee legislature on Feb. 3. Tennessee joins nine other states with such bills pending.

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State Republicans tout bill against viewpoint bias in class · 21 February 2005

Associated Press

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. A group of Republican state lawmakers is pushing a bill of rights for college students.

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Bill of rights for college students stirring debate · 18 February 2005

Associated Press - 02/19/05

CHATTANOOGA - A move to create a bill of rights for college students, protecting them from political or religious ''indoctrination'' by faculty members, is part of a larger nationwide push by a conservative group.

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