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Louisiana College Faculty Opposes Textbook Policy
Alexandria, LA, Daily Town Talk ^
| Peters, Emily
Posted on 12/06/2003 6:17:23 AM PST by Theodore R.
Edited on 05/07/2004 6:49:42 PM PDT by Jim Robinson.
Louisiana College faculty issued a statement Friday in disapproval of the school's new screening procedure for all class materials, calling it "a policy of censorship."
The faculty believes the need to speak out after a whirlwind of academic freedom controversy has brought national media attention to the college over the new policy, said Bill Simpson, elected faculty delegate.
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TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: academia; academicfreedom; baptistpolitics; billsimpson; censorship; christianity; ernestgaines; fredmalone; la; lacollege; pineville; rorylee; scottpeck; textbooks; thomashowell
To: Theodore R.
"The Road Less Traveled" by Scott Peck.
I read it years ago. I can only imagine one passage that someone might find offensive and that was a recounting of a talk between the author and another doctor. Removing this one from a book store is a real stretch.
posted on 12/06/2003 6:41:38 AM PST
One of my favorite books....."The Road Less Traveled"....I can't imagine what they are complaining about. It's not like filty fiction that passes for "literature" today....now THAT I would understand removing.
posted on 12/06/2003 7:17:21 AM PST
(A man who will fight for nothing, will NEVER be free.)
To: Theodore R.
There is more to this than the article reports. I was a student there a few years ago and under the liberal leadership of the 70's and 80's a lot of lib professors got in, especially in the religion department. Parents paid a lot of money to have their kids go to a quality Christian college not knowing that the religion profs would attack their kids faith and belief systems. There are plenty of state schools around to do that.
Howell said while he agrees the faculty should hold a Christian worldview, that initial scrutiny will scare applicants away.
There's more but this is a PRIVATE christian school funded primarily through the Southern Baptist Convention, the Louisiana Baptist Convention and other private donors. They have every right to dictate which direction the school goes. If the liberal leaning professors don't like it then by all means please don't apply for positions.
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