Right to teach?

July 10th, 2006

I found the following sentence in a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel story about Kevin Barrett – the UW-Madison professor who believes that the Bush administration secretly carried out the attacks on 9-11:

A University of Wisconsin-Madison lecturer who has sparked controversy by teaching that the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks were an inside job lashed out Sunday at public officials who have questioned his right to teach.

Since when has there been a “right” to teach?

Do I have a right to teach?

And if I do, viagra generic pharm do I have a right to teach anything I damn well please? And charge the taxpayers to do it?

And even if there were some sort of a right to teach, isn’t there a corresponding responsibility to make sure that what you teach is right?

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  • 1. Billiam  |  July 10th, 2006 at 11:55 am

    C’mon, Elliot! To many who have no concept of what’s actually IN the Constitution, anything they want to do, but are told they can’t, is a right. Look at all the people who think they have the “Right” to drive, or the “Right” to a job. Like anything else, the Constitution is only relevant if it suits them. This goes for people from BOTH sides of the aisle.

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