January 31, 2006
January 20, 2006
January 18, 2006
State Representatives Deborah Hudson and Melanie George Marshall, State Senator Patricia Blevins, NCC Councilwoman Karen Venezky and former NCC Council President Stephanie Hansen are holding a rally in support of Senate Bill 80 on Wednesday.
The purpose of the rally is to organize public support for the bill, discuss the current status of the bill and any amendments, and debunk recent misrepresentations by groups in opposition.
The rally is open to the public and anyone with an interest in supporting the passage of SB 80 is invited to attend.
January 16, 2006
House Resolution 177, known as the "Academic Freedom Bill," is currently under consideration in the Pennsylvania General Assembly.
A liberal-arts-educated person is one who prizes freedom of thought and expression and who makes principled arguments in favor of things such as equality and social justice.
One might imagine that intellectuals, nationwide, are speaking out in brief and at length based on their knowledge of growing injustices, and their sense of civic responsibility. As education leaders they may be countering and correcting for what they know is not "fair and balanced" in the media mainstream.
If this is so, the solution is not censoring educators with intellectual and social conscience, but initiating broad societal changes that will bring integrity to the meanings of liberty, freedom and democracy.