Mr. Glass said he thought the sheriff would "have a clear understanding what any given professor, whether it's me or anybody else, can or can't say in a classroom."To me it seems like the sheriff DOES have a clear understanding what a professor can or can't say in the classroom. Just because you are standing in front of a bunch of students doesn't automatically give you a pass to say what you want about anybody. By commenting about how the professor thought the sheriff was spending the money, he took his 'lecture' into the gossip column and I think the sheriff was right to call him on it. Too many academics try to hide too much behind the 'academic freedom' tower. I believe that particular Ivory Tower bastion has allowed the liberal academic groupthink to grow unchanged and unchallenged for far too long.
3 years ago