Dienstag, 11. Oktober 2016

CollegeFix: Professors warned: Next generation of academics may not be able to fight campus censorship


Entire academic fields, particularly in the social sciences, are moving toward teaching mere hypotheses "as fact" in the classroom, Schalin said – molding young minds into accepting one unquestioned worldview. The activism of identity politics is supplanting the "pursuit of truth" that universities should cultivate, he said.

At the same time, academics should not put their hope in "professional standards" to protect academic freedom, because vested interests can hold sway through funding, Schalin said, citing the American Association of University Professors.