Academic Freedom

Cushman, Robert E.
November 1956
Education Digest;Nov1956, Vol. 22 Issue 3, p8
This article focuses on academic freedom as provided for in the U.S. Constitution. Academic freedom is not a civil liberty. It is a First Amendment right only when the teacher's freedom of speech and press happens to be involved. It is not a legally enforceable right except when certain fringe matters are involved. This right is the result of a tradition of long standing and it is based on the concept that a university is a center of independent thought without which the process of research and higher education cannot go on.


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