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    • M.Davison
    • 13.05.10 | 18:52 (IDT)

    What I find more "distasteful" than academics holding viewpoints supporting such "global movements" is the mis-use of their position to force students to agree with them or fail their course. This is a blatant mis-use of power and should be punished by dismissal, even of tenured personnel. Worse, it's harassment and bullying of the worst kind, just as bad as a teacher exchanging sex for grades. Since when does "academic freedom" give university teachers the right to send the message to their students that "if you disagree with me openly, you'll never graduate"? Have our academics grown that fearful of contradicting opinions? If they have, perhaps it's time they reviewed those opinions. Demanding that they have the right to free speech while denying the same right to their students is nothing more than academic dishonesty and hypocrisy.

    from the article: Strenger than Fiction / A triumph of academic freedom at Tel Aviv University
    First published 17:30 13.05.10 | Last updated 17:30 13.05.10
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