1922 January 14

Academic Freedom Commission Advocates Restrictions on Professors’ Speech !!

 

The Commission on Academic Freedom, in a report to the Association of American Colleges on this day, recommended that the speech of college professors on controversial issues be restricted. Restrictions, it explained, should be only made in deference to the “immaturity” of students. Respecting the “special doctrines” of groups supporting certain colleges (presumably religious groups) could also justify restrictions on the discussion of controversial subjects.

The New York Times story on the report did not include any mention of criticisms of the recommendation.

Find the latest edition of the official American Association of University Professors (AAUP) “Redbook” on Academic Freedom here.

Read the important new book on free speech: Timothy Garton Ash, Free Speech: Ten Principles for a Connected World (2016)

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