Across the country, attacks on academic freedom have ended up in court and in policy changes as professors fight to speak openly.
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UCLA adopts policy limiting access to faculty work
The University of California Los Angeles has adopted a “set of guiding principles” seeking to protect most faculty “scholarly communications” from disclosure under the state’s public records law.
Chicago teacher’s “teachable moment” about racial slur leads to favorable “academic freedom” ruling
Federal courts rarely afford much weight to the "academic freedom" of public school teachers when they're disciplined for what they say during class, but an Illinois district court has made an exception in a rather unlikely factual setting: A Chicago teacher suspended for saying the "n-word" in front of sixth-graders.In Brown v.
Ninth Circuit latest to exempt publicly employed teachers from Garcetti speech restrictions
It’s illegal for public agencies to discipline teachers for statements they make, if those statements are a "matter of public concern," a federal appeals court ruled last week.Most public employees can be disciplined for making statements their bosses don’t like, even if it might seem like they are protected by the First Amendment.