Texas GOP Formally Opposes Critical Thinking In Schools

(h/t: ThinkProgress) As Dave Barry used to say, I swear I am not making this up. You could certainly be forgiven if you assumed I was making it up, because such a statement sounds so obviously ridiculous that no one - not even the Texas GOP - could possibly say it and mean it. Alas, you'd be wrong. Page 13 (or, in Texas GOP-numeration, "page 12" - go figure) states the following (pdf): We oppose...

McCarthyism in Mudville

Or, what passes for academic freedom around my neck of the woods. I don't really follow what goes on in local colleges all that closely, partly because my children are still so far away themselves from the college years, and partly because even though this may be a fantasy I should jettison sooner rather than later, I always sort of assumed this would be more of a weigh station than a permanent...