Education: Stay Away

The University of California was beginning to feel some unpleasant effects of its year-long battle over the loyalty oath. Last week the American Psychological Association, meeting in convention at Pennsylvania State College, served notice that it was urging its 7,300 members not to take jobs at California.*The reason, said the association: by firing six† professors for refusing to say whether they were Communists or not, the university had violated academic freedom.

The association admitted that it might not actually drop any members who decided to take jobs anyway. "But the rest of us," said an association spokesman, "will feel they are doing...

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