God Bless the Air Force

The NY Times of all places has a nice article about academic freedom:

While attending a Pennsylvania Republican Party picnic, Jennie Mae Brown bumped into her state representative and started venting.

“How could this happen?” Ms. Brown asked Representative Gibson C. Armstrong two summers ago, complaining about a physics professor at the York campus of Pennsylvania State University who she said routinely used class time to belittle President Bush and the war in Iraq. As an Air Force veteran, Ms. Brown said she felt the teacher’s comments were inappropriate for the classroom.

The encounter has blossomed into an official legislative inquiry, putting Pennsylvania in the middle of a national debate spurred by conservatives over whether public universities are promoting largely liberal positions and discriminating against students who disagree with them.

Why am I blessing the Air Force in the title of this post?  It would be unprofessional of me to write what I’ve noticed, and what many of my compatriots have noticed, but you decide for yourself why the junior service is blessed upon your own viewing of the picture of Ms. Brown in the link provided.

~ by kinshay on 2005-12-26.

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