Former Senior U.S. Department of Education Appointees Defend UNC-Chapel Hill Board, Chastise Accreditors

In Analysis by Michael Rae

The Independent Institute’s Williamson Evers and other past top U.S Education Department officials are chastising an accrediting agency, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), for attempting to block the creation of a new school based on free inquiry within the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
UNC-Chapel Hill’s trustees intend the new school to promote free and open dialogue, not intellectual and ideological conformity. The School of Civic Life and Leadership, as it has been named, will hire professors “from across the ideological spectrum” to teach in such academic fields as history, literature, philosophy, political science and religion.

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