Academic disagreement is an inevitable consequence of academic freedom, and I welcome it. However, responsible disagreement and academic bullying are not the same thing. Milgram and Bishop have engaged in a range of tactics to discredit me and damage my work which I have now decided to make public.
It’s gripping reading. If you had told me five years ago the kind of character assassination Boaler experienced was possible in higher education, I would have thought you were joking.
BTW: Jo Boaler is one of my advisers at Stanford. If Milgram and Bishop’s baseless attacks on her research had been successful, I would have missed out on her mentorship. So I’m linking to this essay out of both personal and professional interest.