Phi Beta Cons

Re: British Teachers Cut Ties to Israel

The American Federation of Teachers says the boycott of Israeli academics by a British union representing professors creates a “dangerous precedent” by setting up political litmus tests for academics to pass to keep from being boycotted.

 

Good for the AFT, which might also have objected that the British union does not similarly penalize repressive countries such as North Korea, the Sudan and Iran, all of which trample academic freedom and fundamental human rights.

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

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