Education: Resistance Across the Nation

Never before has an academic year opened with college administrators so self-conscious about their own actions, or so concerned about the actions of their students. Determined to prevent rebellion, many are wooing undergraduate affection with offers of participation in a wide area of policy making. But if these opportunities are rejected, many college presidents are prepared to swing new weapons of repression against attempts to disrupt the campuses.

This fall, students at many colleges and universities have gained representation on curriculum committees, advise the president on educational goals or operate nonacademic campus services....

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