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The association suggests that "The principles of Academic Freedom and Tenure" date back to a 1925 conference. Also providing a history, O’Neil (2005) suggests that the formal origins of the statement of academic freedom in the United States begins with an earlier 1915 “declaration of principles,” when the “fledgling” AAUP first convened (p. 92). While it seems commonsense that academic freedom aligns with the values of democratic rights and free speech, O'Neil (2005) also notes the ideas of academic freedom at the time were not entirely well received, where even the New York Times criticized the declaration, but that today the statement remains “almost as nearly inviolate as the U.S. Constitution” (p. 92-94). The AAUP notes that following a series of conferences beginning in 1934, the association officially adopted the "1925 Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure," which then started to become institutionalized in universities only since the 1940s.
The AAUP offers the original principles, including the 1940 interpretations of the statement and a 1970 interpretation, which codified evaluation of the principles since the time they were adopted. The statement is straightforward, based on three principles of academic freedom. Briefly summarized, the first principle states that teachers are entitled to “full freedom in research and in publication of the results," and that the issue of financial gains from research depends on the relationship with the institution. The second principle of academic freedom is that teachers should have the same freedom in the classroom. The third asserts that college and university professors are citizens and should be free to speak and write as citizens “free from institutional censorship.” (American Association of University Professors, 1970)
Here is a good reason why some parents are homeschooling there children, sex ed in the 4th and 5th grade. also in the state of tennessee there was a group of high grade seniors where give the G.E.D. test for the state which i have taken and pass with top scores, 95 out of 100 failed this test. this is why parent of kids have decieded to teach them at home verses sending them to public school. i am the product of homeschooling and private school. i hold a B.S. in C.A.D i hold my homeschooling and private school rank high on things i'm thankful for.
Originally posted by ANoNyMiKE
Originally posted by marg6043
reply to post by ANoNyMiKE
You really have not clue how the home schooling is done do you, this no about a parent teaching whatever they want to their children, in order for the child to get credits for grades they have to pass the state test for their grade level, so the materials use for the home school are state approved.
The difference is that home school children do better than public school ones as they don't have to deal with the crap that goes on in public schools.
learn the facts.
Obviously I've hit a sore spot.
Being a parent doesn't quality you to teach math or science or history, sorry. Guidelines like this are put in place for the kids, the parents seem to think it's all about them.
Some parents probably make decent teachers, a lot don't, why should the kid suffer? Even if he takes a state test, why shouldn't he be given the best possible education? The parents that actually realized this isn't about them, who went to be educated themselves, would put kids through home school getting As, while the rest selfish ones will end up giving their kids C's and D's.
Originally posted by NOTurTypical
*waiting for the "less socialized" card to be brought out of the deck*
Originally posted by ANoNyMiKE
I can't get my head around why you're essentially arguing you shouldn't need an education in teaching in order to teach your children. Why is that so ridiculous? Again I would think parents would want the best possible education for their children, why wouldn't you then get the proper training to enable that?
Originally posted by ghaleon12
I was trying to find the percent but there's a high percent of homeschoolers that make it into Harvard and other ivy league schools. So they're doing something right.
Public school is like daycare, tax payer funded. Pretty much a waste of time..