Freedom of the Teacher to Teach and the Student to Learn

Bixler, Paul
December 1954
Education Digest;Dec1954, Vol. 20 Issue 4, p8
This article focuses on the academic freedom of the teacher and the student in the U.S. Defenders of intellectual inquiry have often sought to show its relation to other individual and civil freedoms, for example, freedom of speech and of the press. In the Bill of Rights which has meant so much in the protection of other individual rights, academic freedom has not been mentioned. The final odds for democracy as against totalitarianism, for free inquiry as against indoctrination and the closed mind are certainly not 50 to 1; they may be no better than even. But we can improve the odds, if we believe that teachers should have freedom to teach and students have freedom to learn, and the if all of us go to work at obtaining and maintaining those freedoms.


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