Education: Voting With His Feet

In a protest that was as alarming as it was original, Harvard Law School professor Derrick Bell last week declared not a sit-in but a walkout: he announced that he would take a leave of absence at the end of this academic year and would return to work only when Harvard added a tenured "woman of color" to the law faculty. "I cannot continue to urge students to take risks for what they believe," he said, "if I do not practice my own precepts." Added Bell, whose salary is about $100,000 a year: "I will view removing myself from the payroll...

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