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Article "Congress addresses issue of liberal bias in classroom"

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Article "Congress addresses issue of liberal bias in classroom"

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This 2005 article introduces Students for Academic Freedom, a nationwide coalition of student groups claiming that colleges have a liberal political bias, and further fighting for an Academic Bill of Rights to protect students and professors from being discriminated against based on political belief. Students at Boston University, which did not have a chapter of SAF, were asked about their opinions on the matter. Peter True, president of the BU Democrats, argued that opinions are what make professors “more than textbooks” and eliminating political opinion would limit discussion. Justin Galecki, president of the Boston College Democrats, claimed that it is unfair to assume professors are influenced by political affiliation when grading. The president of the BU College Republicans, however, argued that while conservative views were not represented enough in the university setting, he and the BU Republicans did not support limiting professors’ political affiliations.

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Traynin, Ana. "Congress Addresses Issue of Liberal Bias in Classroom." The University of Richmond Collegian 92, no. 6 (October 6, 2005): 6. https://collegian.richmond.edu/cgi-bin/richmond?a=d&d=COL20051006.2.22&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN-

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The Collegian, University of Richmond

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2005-10-06

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English

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Richmond (Va.)

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Traynin, Ana, “Article "Congress addresses issue of liberal bias in classroom",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed November 21, 2019, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/3309.