Kevin Currie-Knight (East Carolina University) and David Labaree (Professor Emeritus, Stanford University) talk about the history and meaning of academic freedom. They talk about whether there has ever been a “golden age” where academics were safe to be heterodox (no), and what academic freedom means in an age of social media and the in-group policing it fosters.
00:00:32 - David’s Life as a (Newly) Retired Academic and Kevin’s Life as a Grinding Academic
00:04:49 - The European Origins of (and the Reasons Behind) Academic Freedom
11:14:58 - Academic Tenure Comes About at Stanford University
00:19:32 - Academic Conformity and Why David is Concerned About Two Types of Academics
00:34:29 - A Tension Between Academic Freedom and University Brand-Consciousness
00:44:25 - When Academics Tweet
00:52:56 - Should We Redesign a More Robust Academic Freedom? Can We?
Kevin talks with Samantha Hedges (Heterodox Academy, Substack) about recent articles she has written criticizing critical-race-influenced approaches to diversity and equity training in schools....
On this episode, we talk with historical sociologist David Labaree (Stanford University, Professor Emeritus) about the evolution of school in the United States and...
This episode's guest is not normal... and that is a GREAT thing. Jonathan Mooney is an author, speaker, entrepreneur, and activist within the disability...