A statement at the heart of the debate over academic freedom
In this 'The Economist' article the widening adoption of the Chicago Statement with regards to permissible speech on college campuses is discussed.
WHEN Louisiana State University fired a professor in June 2015 for using rude words in a class designed to prepare teachers for careers in inner-city schools, it was an early skirmish in a conflict between students (one of whom had complained) and faculties over free speech that has since spread across the land. The university’s faculty is now considering something that others in the same position have done: copying the University of Chicago.
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