Victory in Pennsylvania for Academic Freedom Can Impact Public Universities Across the Nation


July 5, 2005, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives by a vote of 111-87 passed a resolution on behalf of intellectual diversity and academic freedom for all the public universities and colleges in the state. The resolution was squarely based on the Academic Bill of Rights.

This was a tremendous victory for academic freedom not only in Pennsylvania but for states that are watching these results across the nation. Opposition to the resolution, from the teacher unions