Academic Bill of Rights

Academic Bill Of Rights

The Academic Bill of Rights (ABOR) is a document created and distributed by Students for Academic Freedom, a public advocacy group spun-off from the Center for the Study of Popular Culture, a think tank founded by the conservative activist and writer David Horowitz. The document was created as a foundational part of SAF's mission, to "end the political abuse of the university and to restore integrity to the academic mission as a disinterested pursuit of knowledge."

The Bill focuses on eight broad-based principles that call for an academic environment where decisions are made irrespective of one's personal political or religious beliefs. The Bill (and its drafting organization) have come under sharp attack, however, for using broad-based egalitarian principles and a self-identified "bipartisan" framework to promote what critics identify as an ideological agenda.

Read more about Academic Bill Of Rights:  The Bill's Eight Principles, Criticism

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Academic Bill Of Rights - Criticism
... One of the first organizations to come out in opposition to the bill was the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) ... the association said that the bill "infringes academic freedom in the very act of purporting to protect it." Some individual academics regard the ABOR, along with the Santorum Amendment, as a threat to ... of the ABOR have asserted that it would open the door to a right wing version of the campus speech code ...
David Horowitz - Academic Bill of Rights
... See also Academic freedom The issue of alleged political abuse by universities is currently Horowitz's main focus ... Horowitz's book, The Professors The 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America (2006), criticizes individual professors for their professorial conduct ... Horowitz states that his campaign for academic freedom is ideologically neutral ...

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