Accuracy in Academia
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AIA is a nonprofit watchdog group, and think tank that describes itself as "want[ing] schools to return to their traditional mission-the quest for truth". The AIA promotes academic freedom and is particularly critical of what it describes as a left-wing bias in American academia. The AIA characterizes such bias as liberal or communist "indoctrination", and aims to stand up for the rights of politically conservative students and faculty.
In 1985 the American Association of University Professors claimed that the AIA is a threat to academic freedom due to the group's efforts to recruit students to report professors alleged to "disseminate misinformation". In contrast, others in academia[who?] have described the AIA as a "useful irritant".
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- Hunter, James Davison, Culture Wars: The Struggle to Define America, New York: Basic Books, 1992 ISBN 0-465-01534-4
- Wiener, Jon (1991). Professors, Politics, and Pop. Verso. p. 110.
- Benjamin, Ernst, et al. 1985. On "Accuracy in Academia" and Academic Freedom. Academe, v71 n5 p1a Sep-Oct 1985.
- quoted in Hunter
- Official website
- Organization profile – National Center for Charitable Statistics (Urban Institute)
- Organization profile – Right Wing Watch (People for the American Way)