Scott Savage Bats Academic “clean-up”

Anonymous Patron writes “Writing in an editorial in Ohio’s popular Columbus Dispatch, Scott Savage said “I’m starting to feel like the cleanup crew that follows the horses in the parade. I trudge along behind history professor Christopher Phelps as he parades from forum to forum, and I shovel up the humbug he leaves behind concerning my treatment at Ohio State University-Mansfield for suggesting conservative books in a committee…”

He ends with “As a librarian, I have a reading suggestion for the professor: The American Association of University Professors’ statement on academic freedom, which begs to differ.

It says: “Institutions of higher education are conducted for the common good and not to further the interest of either the individual teacher or the institution as a whole. The common good depends upon the free search for truth and its free exposition.” That really says it all. dispatch/2006/05/13/20060513-A13-00.html