Minnesota professors begin new year amid academic freedom debate: 'Treading on eggshells'

September 09, 2023 1 min read

Liz Navratil
Star Tribune

Excerpt: Amna Khalid hears frequently from fellow professors who are shying away from teaching controversial material as political polarization rises and attacks on teachers' independence become more common.

"It's a rational decision for professors to be dropping it," said the Carleton College professor and founding member of the Academic Freedom Alliance. "I don't like it, but I totally understand it."

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