Academic Freedom

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Academic Freedom in Conflict

The Struggle Over Free Speech Rights in the University

For more than a century academics have had unique rights — to speak, teach, and write freely. Central to the case for academic freedom is that scholars must be able to voice their views … 368 View

Weapons of Mass Instruction

A Schoolteacher’s Journey Through the Dark World of Compulsory Schooling

John Taylor Gatto’s Weapons of Mass Instruction, now available in paperback, focuses on mechanisms of traditional education which cripple imagination, discourage critical thinking, and … 241 View
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Preface & Introduction

From: Academic Freedom in Conflict

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Outlines the arguments made in the book and why this book is important to the discussion going on ; 18 $1.80 Add
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Prologue

Against School

From: Weapons of Mass Instruction

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I taught for thirty years in some of the worst schools in Manhattan, and in some of the best, and during that time, I became an expert in boredom. 11 $1.10 Add
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Everything You Know About Schools is Wrong

From: Weapons of Mass Instruction

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Forced schooling seduces the trapped into believing that inert knowledge, memorized fact bits and sequences is the gold standard of intellectual achievement. Learning to connect those bits into … 26 $2.60 Add
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Professors Beware:

The Evolving Threat of “Institutional” Academic Freedom

From: Academic Freedom in Conflict

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Constitutional scholar David Rabban examines the increasing prominence of the concept of “institutional academic freedom” in American constitutional law and its implications. He … 30 $3.00 Add
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Institutional Autonomy and Academic Freedom in the Managed University

From: Academic Freedom in Conflict

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Len Findlay looks broadly at the changing character of the contemporary university, and how university autonomy has become a threat to academic freedom rather than a means to ensure it. As … 16 $1.60 Add
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Walkabout

London

From: Weapons of Mass Instruction

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Nick Schulman, a neighbor of mine, cut junior high to play pool, and dropped out of high school to play poker. He became a millionaire at the age of 21 this year, on the World Poker Tour. His new … 34 $3.40 Add
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Academic Freedom and Professional Standards

A Case Study

From: Academic Freedom in Conflict

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Matthew W. Finkin starts from the position, following the “1915 Declaration,” that “academic freedom is a professional liberty in the exercise of which the faculty member is … 29 $2.90 Add
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Fat Stanley and the Lancaster Amish

From: Weapons of Mass Instruction

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Fat Stanley told me he had to cut school almost every day because he didn’t want to end up like me, working for someone else. He was 13 when he said that to me. An Amish man in Ohio told me … 9 $0.90 Add
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Professionals and Professionalism

Protecting the Status Quo and Academic Disciplines

From: Degrees of Failure

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Undergraduate students occupying the lowest rung on the academic hierarchy are seen as non-professionals who need further training to ensure that they follow the judgments and decisions of their … 16 $1.60 Add
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David Sarnoff’s Classroom

From: Weapons of Mass Instruction

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Sarnoff, the founder of RCA dropped out of elementary school to sell newspapers on the street. What he learned there he could never have learned in school. 12 $1.20 Add
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Edubusiness and Edutainment

Wealthy Benefactors and Sporting Contributions to the Campus Party

From: Degrees of Failure

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The rise of the corporate edutainment university portends something new and different that goes well beyond the existence of a social side in college life. Changes in the policies and programs … 33 $3.30 Add
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The Right to Think Otherwise

From: Academic Freedom in Conflict

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Mark Gabbert addresses the same issues, starting from a concern that “a too one-sided emphasis on professional norms risks having the effect of producing not critical minds but . . . well, … 27 $2.70 Add
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Hector Isn’t the Problem

From: Weapons of Mass Instruction

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I was the official New York State Teacher of the Year when I quit on the op-ed page of the Wall Street Journal, because I couldn’t stand to hurt children any more. 7 $0.70 Add
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The Limits of Academic Freedom

From: Academic Freedom in Conflict

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Joan Scott discusses the tensions inherent in the theory and practice of the academy as a self-regulating community. She explores those tensions and argues that, while they are unresolvable, they … 27 $2.70 Add