Santa Claus in Hell
by Lloyd W. Ashby - 1964
The author considers the Paradise case from the perspective of a man very much on the firing line. Academic freedom, he says, becomes a meaningful question only when examined in the light of the over-all purposes of education. From his angle of regard, education without controversial issues is a contradiction in terms. When communities understand the relevance of debate and diversity for student growth—as the voters of Paradise ultimately seemed to—then responsible schoolmen have nothing basic to fear.
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