The problem is not that university managers disagree with their students' demands (which they are perfectly entitled to do), but that they view the very act of students engaging with the wider reality of their world as a subversive phenomenon to be nipped in the bud before it infects the rest of the student population.
Students must be encouraged, not quelled and intimidated, in their efforts to engage with the complex realities of the world.
whether they're right or wrong in their political positions, students need to be heard and respected, not patronised and infantilised for their dissent.
From: Student apathy is good for business
Crackdowns on a resurgence in activism highlight universities' transformation into businesses selling employable students
Hicham Yezza guardian.co.uk, Thursday 19 February 2009 19.30 GMT Article history
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