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My Mind Is Made Up—Don’t Confuse Me with Facts
150 150 Anonymous

The decision of the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) executive on April 22, 2021, to censure the University of Toronto (U of T) for its infringement on “academic freedom” should be of concern for all universities. CAUT represents professors, librarians, researchers, and other academics at Canadian universities, most of which are publicly funded institutions. CAUT…

Fathom Long Read | Valentina Azarova: A Controversy Assessed
692 389 Cary Nelson

Debate rages about the possible appointment of Valentina Azarova to the position of Director of the Toronto Law School’s International Human Rights Program. Cary Nelson argues that her career and writings to the present day – here analysed in detail – have been devoted to the delegitimisation of the Jewish State, the denial of the…

An Opening for Dissenters
150 150 KC Johnson

Three years ago this month, the Supreme Court protected the First Amendment rights of public employees. In Janus v. AFSCME, Justice Samuel Alito wrote that requiring nonmember workers to help fund government unions violated the employees’ free speech rights “by compelling them to subsidize private speech on matters of substantial public concern.” At its core, Janus recognized the impossibility of…

There’s cause for concern in teaching critical race theory
150 150 Richard L. Cravatts

Officials in the Wellesley Public Schools system have found themselves at odds with parents and other critics alarmed at what they see as further degradation of education because of an obsession with anti-racism. Wellesley is not alone in focusing its resources and teaching on aspects of racism in America. Since the Minneapolis police murder of George Floyd…