Education: A Tempting Definition?

The University of Washington had taken its stand: last week, it was taking the consequences. As might have been expected, the firing of three professors—two for being Communists and one for refusing to say under investigation (TIME, Jan. 31)—had raised a racket. So far, most of the howls were coming from the protesters.

One Washington professor had already resigned because "of the conspicuous violation of the proper processes for deciding issues of freedom and tenure . . ." Forty-six Princeton graduate students sent a telegram to President Raymond B. Allen denouncing the whole affair. A Students' Organization for Academic Rights had...

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