Tuesday, March 08, 2005

This article perfectly illustrates why "middle America" no longer listens to pleas for "academic freedom" or diatribes about the absolute need for tenure at America's universities. While Ward "trigger finger" Churchill gets lionized by the faculty at the University of Colorado, someone who actually does his job --- teach his course while teaching students to think --- is quietly dismissed. I think it's great that CU President Betsy Hoffman is leaving; it would be wishful thinking to hope that portends a shift in attitude on the part of the ultra-left faculty, however.