From the Christian Science Monitor

A bill to protect campus conservatives?
By Amanda Paulson | Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor
A professor requires that students write - and send - antiwar letters to President Bush to receive full class credit.
A graduate student instructor warns, in the description for his course on Palestinian resistance, that "conservative thinkers are encouraged to seek other sections."

A criminology professor assigns a paper on "Why George Bush Is a War Criminal," and fails a paper submitted instead on "Why Saddam Hussein Is a War Criminal."

These are just a sampling of recent anecdotes that critics cite when they want to show that campus politics not only tilt to the left, but sometimes do so to the exclusion of all other opinions. Conservatives, they warn, may have become the most discriminated-against minority in academia.

Now, they're offering a solution: an "academic bill of rights," penned by conservative activist David Horowitz, one version of which has already been introduced to the US House of Representatives. Another may come soon before the Colorado legislature.

It's a bill that critics say would destroy academic freedom - even as proponents insist it is needed to salvage it.

Read the rest of the article for yourself.


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