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NY Student Attests to Abuse of Rights

Here is a letter from Phil Orenstein to 50 New York State Senators and Assemblymen concerning the history of, and legislation relating to, the Academic Bill of Rights in the state. Orenstein urges them to come to the aid of the students and faculty who have suffered discrimination because of their political and religious views. By way of example, he relates the story an embattled student, Aaron Haberer of Borough of Manhattan Community College, who received a failing grade for disputing his professor’s virulent political opinions against America and religious devotees.

Candace de Russy is a nationally recognized expert on education and cultural issues.

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