[Marxism] Fwd: Open records and academic freedom come to a head in Kansas @insidehighered
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Wed Jan 14 06:48:57 MST 2015
A tug of war is brewing at the University of Kansas. On one side the
rope are privacy protections in the name of academic freedom. On the
other, a pull for public’s right to know.
Somewhere in the center hovers the challenge of balancing competing
interests of transparency and scholars’ privacy.
A Kansas student group says it wants to investigate the relationship
between a university lecturer and Charles and David Koch, who fund the
employee’s work. The group suspects Art Hall, the director of the
university's Center for Applied Economics, of being a “stealth lobbyist”
for the billionaire Koch brothers, who are known for their conservative
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