Freedom to Learn

Gavian, Ruth Wood
February 1953
Education Digest;Feb1953, Vol. 18 Issue 6, p19
This article focuses on the impediments hampering the student's freedom to learn. The author reiterates the people's inalienable right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness. He added that in order to safeguard that basic rights, the Constitution guarantees freedom of speech, press, assembly and freedom. However, these rights have been badly affected by the ideologies pushed by different groups. One of these is the principle of guilt association which considered those people who favors economic reforms and social reforms for the benefit of the underprivileged individuals as communist. Another is the pressure for orthodoxy which curtailed the freedom of young people to learn. This eventually resulted to censorship of all kinds of expressions in any forms of media.


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