Freedom of Teaching

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The Controversy Over Academic Freedom

Controversy over freedom of teaching—generated by the adoption of teachers' oath laws in one-fourth of the states during the last five years, by legislative investigations of radical teachings in colleges, and by dismissals of teachers for their political and economic beliefs—has reached an intensity matched only in the agitation over restrictions applied in the field of education during and immediately after the World War.

Mrs. William A. Becker, president-general of the Daughters of the American Revolution, announced on August 8, that her ...

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