|Sen. Landrum Taylor|
“In his essay The Purpose of Education, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. wrote, ‘To save man from the morass of propaganda, in my opinion, is one of the chief aims of education. Education must enable one to sift and weigh evidence, to discern the true from the false, the real from the unreal, and the facts from the fiction.’
“Through his blog, Mr. Patterson has risen to be Arizona's premier perpetrator of this ‘morass of propaganda’ to which Dr. King referred. The Board of Regents is no place for such a person.
“Mr. Patterson has stated that degrees such as psychology, history, religious studies, political science, English literature and journalism are ‘uneconomic’ and make no sense to be taught in our universities.
“He was an out-of-touch extreme conservative then and he still is today.
“Is that the direction we want to take our state's universities? Because with the appointments of Jay Heiler and now Greg Patterson, it appears that is exactly what Governor Brewer wants.”