ERIC Number: EJ732617
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
The Culture Wars Come to Campus--Again
College and University, v81 n2 p43-44 Fall 2006
As primary contributors to the marketplace of ideas, colleges and universities have historically been the locus of contention for the worldviews of the left and right. Debate has become more heated in recent years, fueled by the war in Iraq and the renewed prominence of moral issues such as reproductive rights and same-sex marriage. In this environment, some conservative groups are crying foul on the nation's campuses, charging that pervasive liberalism in academe creates a hostile environment for free and fair exchange, particularly for right-leaning students. These interests have focused their attention and efforts on three primary fronts: (1) Academic Bill of Rights; (2) Tenure and Faculty Free Speech Rights; and (3) Political Speech Outside the Classroom.
Descriptors: Culture Conflict, College Faculty, Tenure, Freedom of Speech, Politics, Academic Freedom, State Legislation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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