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Institutional Autonomy

Those who fill 'leadership roles in each institution jealously guard its territory (while often invading that of other institutions). Business interests resist government controls while seeking government favors' and subsidies. Religious leaders defend "freedom of religlon" while trying to get religious education into the schools. Educators seek a continuous expansion of educational programs while uneasily defending "academic freedom." A religion-based social movement snow asking the state to compel the schools, if they teach evolution, also to teach "creation science." Scientists and educators are debating whether to ignore this movement or to Wage battle against creationist" on the grounds that it is not real science, but just an attempt to get religion into the schools. The battle for .institutional autonomy is unending.

Posted on September 3, 2014 in Social and Institutions

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