Author Topic: Ontario College Strike - Back to Work Legislation  (Read 385 times)

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Offline TimG

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Re: Ontario College Strike - Back to Work Legislation
« on: November 18, 2017, 06:42:32 pm »
More broadly, academics need the freedom to study controversial topics and come to critical conclusions without fear of losing their livelihood.
Of course that notion is tossed out the window today if academics want to study things that the new Macarthites considers to be unacceptable like Jordan Peterson who may not have lost his job but he has been subject to all manner of pressure from university administrators and had some of grants revoked by his "peers" sitting on committees that award them. A TA at WLU was disciplined for showing an interview with Peterson from TVO explaining his views.

IOW - I have zero sympathy for professors demanding academic freedom if they did not protest loudly about the treatment of Peterson.

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