From the Writings of David Horowitz: June 9, 2010


When the principles of academic freedom are codified as rights for students, an important and potentially contentious issue arises, which is whether such rights lend themselves to interpretation in a way that infringes on the authority of the instructor in the classroom. Clearly the teaching relationship is (and must be) an unequal one, since it involves the transmission of knowledge from one individual with superior information and acquired expertise to another whose position is that of a novice seeking to gain information and expertise.

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