Category Archives: Educational Issues

Random Quotations – Education – July 14th

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“Eliminating accelerated math courses for middle and high school students is simply a bad idea with serious consequences. For starters, Virginia will have far fewer students accepted into engineering programs of study at U.S. colleges. Thereafter, Virginia’s engineering universities will be faced with watering down admission requirements for its own state students. Ultimately, Virginia students who are accepted into in-state and out-of-state engineering programs will not be able to compete with students from other states.” – Marie Richter, “Eliminating accelerated math classes in high school is just the first step on the road to an education disaster” – American Thinker, June 27th, 2021.

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Random Quotations – Education – June 12th, 2021

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“Equity, in its classical definition, is that which is possessed by right or earned through service. Was it this student’s right to possess a college degree? No – otherwise, everyone would have a college degree. Had she earned it by working through the curricula? Highly doubtful, because she lacked the ability to read. The answer must be related to a different definition of equity… The modern call for equity is based upon a quality of victimhood – namely, that some people are entitled to the property and privileges of other people because of historical wrongs to which the perceived victims’ only modern connection is skin color.” – Chris Boland, “The equity movement distilled in a single student” – American Thinker, May 19th, 2021.

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Random Quotations – Education – April 2nd, 2021

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“It became quickly obvious to me that the school curriculum was geared toward the black students. The expectations were very low. Everything about the school seemed to be aimed at appeasing the black kids and basic standards of behavior were not expected of them. There was nearly always a lot of talking and generally disruptive behavior on the part of the black students. This situation was in direct contrast to what I had experienced in neighborhood schools at lower grade levels. While there were some black students in my prior classes, as well as black teachers, the standards and expectations had been considerably higher.” – Will Kane, “The joys of forced integration” – American Renaissance, January 23rd, 2021.

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Random Quotations – Education – January 16th, 2021

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“The RI Meyerholz Elementary School was found to be teaching critical race and gender theory to elementary school students as young as third grade in Cupertino, Calif. Teaching materials… show that the kids were told in no uncertain terms about their privilege, the oppressive structure of society, and their place as oppressors… Christopher Rufo, who obtained some of the curriculum for the third graders, said that the ‘elementary school forces third-graders to deconstruct their racial and sexual identities, then rank themselves according to their power and privilege’.” – Libby Emmons, “Exposed: Racist indoctrination of third graders at a California school” – Post Millennial, January 14th, 2021.

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Random Quotations – Education – November 20th, 2020

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“A few elements leap out at the attentive reader of the case. First, the College ignored several Student Non-Academic ‘Procedure’ requirements. They failed to inform the Vice-Provost of a pending investigation; they failed to provide Zaki with the complaints against him; and they failed to provide the identities of those who had lodged them, all running foul of the Procedure’s obligation to provide Zaki with ‘access to all documentary and other evidence…and knowing the identity of the complainants.’ To this day, Zaki has not seen the names of the actual complaints, which violates the foundational, age-old principle, audi alteram partem, the right to know the case against you.” – Barbara Kay, “Medical student expelled for refusing to change his personal beliefs” – The Post Millennial, November 3rd, 2020.

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Random Quotations – Education – October 27th, 2020

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“It was (Student School Board Member Zachary) Patterson who brought up concerns that some students might be unfairly penalized for cheating. The school board intends, this week, to review their zero-tolerance policy on cheating, with perhaps an eye toward allowing cheating, since to not do so might be racist… It is in the name of anti-racism that American kids will be denied a rigorous academic education. Kids will not be held accountable to deadlines, standards of behaviour, honesty, or any reasonable expectations of achievement, all because to do so is now considered racist.” – Libby Emmons, “Public schools are doing away with grading to combat racism” – The Post Millennial, October 19th, 2020.

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Random Quotations – Education – October 5th, 2020

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“Free speech has been strangled on college campuses in Canada, America, and Britain… In Canada, according to a free speech index by the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms’ annual index which measured the state of free speech at 61 Canadian public universities. The majority of these universities valued diversity of characteristics rather than diversity of thought and belief… From this report we can see that only 21 percent of universities claim to uphold the values of free speech and thought and open enquiry. This as opposed to 69 percent to proclaim the furtherance of diversity as their highest institutional good.” – Henry George, “Free speech on college campuses suppressed across the English-speaking world” – The Post Millennial, October 4th, 2020.

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Random Quotations – Education – September 19th, 2020

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“The National Association of Basketball Coaches are now urging colleges and universities to drop the Scholastic Assessment Tests (SATs) and American College Testing (ACT) because the tests are – you guessed it – racist… Why? Because objective tests prevent too many blacks from enjoying the college life. So instead of addressing the deficiencies of minority candidates, it is easier to cry ‘institutional racism’ and force standards to be lowered… The group’s committee, chaired by South Carolina coach Frank Martin and Harvard coach Tommy Amaker, said in a statement that the tests ‘no longer have a place in intercollegiate athletics or education at large.’ The elimination of the tests, they said, would be ‘an important step towards combating educational inequality’.” – Peter Skurkiss, “Drop tests for blacks, say college coaches” – American Thinker, July 20th, 2020.

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Random Quotations – Education – June 23rd, 2020

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“(Fourth graders) are now learning that the United States is founded on racism, that racism is the pervasive undercurrent in American governance, law enforcement, social interaction, employment, literature, arts, entertainment, real estate, and education… What this means is that the school is teaching kids how to interpret history before they learn the history they are meant to interpret. They’re telling kids what opinions to have before they’re giving the facts about which that opinion should be formed. Educators are making sure that these fourth graders look at history through the lens of critical race theory before they even know what that history is.” – Libby Emmons, “The NYC school system is teaching my ten-year-old son that he’s racist” – The Post Millennial, June 15th, 2020.

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Random Quotations – Education – March 23rd, 2020

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“Professors across the country are taking to social media to express their concern over being forced to deliver their course lectures online amid the coronavirus outbreak, sharing with each other tips on how to limit the number of people who are able to see what they’re teaching students… Texas Christian University Associate Professor of Political Science Emily Farris tweeted Thursday, ‘if you are recording a lecture on anything controversial, be prepared for right wing sites to ask students to share it’.” – Jon Street, “Professors worried students will share lectures with ‘right wing sites’.” – Campus Reform, March 19th, 2020.

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