Last week, Peter Wood of the National Association of Scholars reported that professors at Ohio State had been caught making plans to invite the Obama campaign to address and recruit students in class.
Largely in response to Peter’s report, Ohio State officials cracked down on those plans and sent a letter to OSU faculty saying, “Ohio State does not engage in partisan political activities. This includes inviting political organizers into our classrooms. Simply put, partisan political discussions may not be sponsored by university employees on the Ohio State campus.”
Hats off to Peter Wood for exposing the partisan electioneering of certain Ohio State professors, as well as the Obama campaign’s shameless willingness to compromise the academic independence of the classroom.