Education: A Monstrous Thing

While Ole Miss seethed with unrest last week, Texas Technological College (enrollment: 8,000) suddenly erupted. On the campus at Lubbock, 300 members of the faculty gathered in angry mass meeting to denounce the board of directors. Reason: the board, meeting in closed session, without giving reasons and without a hearing, had fired two respected members of the faculty. The board's motives for the dismissals were all too obvious. Both Professor of Government Byron Abernethy and Assistant Professor of Psychology Herbert GreeHberg had publicly expressed opinions that the board members—political appointees of former Governor Allan Shivers and his successor Price Daniel—did not...

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