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A Response to Some of the Points of: When Academic Disagreement Becomes Harassment and Persecution


  • Wayne Bishop
  • R. James Milgram



An error filled complaint was recently posted on the Stanford web-site of Professor of Mathematics Education Jo Boaler. It begins:“Honest academic debate lies at the core of good scholarship. But what happens when, under the guise of academic freedom, people distort the truth in order to promote their position and discredit someoneÕs evidence? I have suffered serious intellectual persecution for a number of years and decided it is now time to reveal the details.”The irony of this claim of violation of honest academic debate - absolutely essential to academia - is overwhelming. Herein are addressed some of the more obvious points.

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  • Wayne Bishop & R. James Milgram, 2012. "A Response to Some of the Points of: When Academic Disagreement Becomes Harassment and Persecution," Nonpartisan Education Review, Nonpartisan Education Review, vol. 8(4), pages 1-4.
  • Handle: RePEc:teg:journl:v:8:y:2012:i:4:p:1-4

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    1. Robert Oliphant, 2011. "Modern Metrology and the Revision of our Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing — An Open Letter to American Parents," Nonpartisan Education Review, Nonpartisan Education Review, vol. 7(4), pages 1-4.
    2. Richard P. Phelps, 2006. "A Tribute to John J. Cannell, M.D," Nonpartisan Education Review, Nonpartisan Education Review, vol. 2(4), pages 1-1.
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