Archive for the ‘Educational Issues’ Category

Random Quotations – Education – March 2nd, 2018

Friday, March 2nd, 2018

Four items in total…

“The state of Delaware is poised to adopt what is known as ‘Regulation 225.’ Approved both by the Delaware State Education Association and Gov. John Carney, Regulation 225 would safeguard children’s ‘protected characteristics,’ such as gender, age, race, sexual orientation and gender identity. Section 7.4(1) of 225’s Prohibition of Discrimination Code states, ‘All students enrolled in a Delaware public school may self-identify gender or race, which is maintained in the school’.” – Barbara Kay, “Delaware students can now choose their own race. This should end well” – National Post, Feb. 13th, 2018.


Random Quotations – Education – Dec. 14th, 2017

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Five items in total…

“Hate speech is anything that says America is a good country. That our founders were great people. That we need borders. Hate speech is anything faithful to the moral teachings of the Bible… We’ll take $200,000 of your money; in exchange, we’ll train your children to hate our country. . . . We’ll make them unemployable by teaching them courses in zombie studies, underwater basket weaving and, my personal favorite, tree climbing.” – Donald Trump Jr., quoted by Kevin Sullivan and Mary Jordan (Washington Post) in “Elitists, crybabies and junky degree: Education advocates see growing disdain for U.S. universities” – National Post, Nov. 25th, 2017.


Random Quotations – Education – Dec. 9th, 2017

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

Lindsay Shepherd / Wilfrid Laurier University – four items in total…

“The reason I chose to pursue a master’s degree in the first place was not to advance my career prospects, but to advance my intellectual horizons. I am not sure I am achieving this goal, as I find myself surrounded by professors and students who are intent on pushing an ideological agenda, censoring certain topics from the classroom, and enforcing echo chambers of homogenous thought… But now, I have stopped paying any mind to the reactionary labelling and thought-policing from this group, and I feel more free than I have felt in a long time.” – Lindsay Shepherd, “WLU’s interrogation revealed how university has lost sight of its key purpose” – National Post, Dec. 4th, 2017.


Random Quotations – Education – Nov. 15th, 2017

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Six items in total…

“…Peterson said the website would enable students to enter university course descriptions, as well as professors’ names, disciplines and places of work, to find out if the course was in what he judges to be a ‘corrupt’ discipline, and then decide for themselves whether they want to take the course and ‘become a social justice warrior’… Eventually the website would contain a list of ‘courses and professors and disciplines that should be avoided’.” – Samantha Beattie, “U of T prof’s proposed website would target professors teaching women’s and ethnic studies” – Toronto Star, Nov. 10th, 2017.


Random Quotations – Education – Oct. 22nd, 2017

Sunday, October 22nd, 2017

Five items in total…

“This move ends the an unjust process that was initiated in 2011… During that time, Universities across the country radically changed the definition of sexual assault, created Kangaroo Courts on Campus, and substantially scaled back protections for students (a majority men) accused of it, which has ultimately led to job loss, humiliation, expulsion, and even suicide of men in college who were falsely accused and were stripped of their due process rights.” – Sonya Sasser, “End of Obama-era campus kangaroo courts: Huge victory for college students” – PolitiChicks, Oct. 2nd, 2017.


Random Quotations – Education – Oct. 1st, 2017

Sunday, October 1st, 2017

Four (larger) items in total…

“Bressack, who identifies as gender neutral, sent a note home to parents saying that she expected their fifth-grade children to address her as ‘Mx. Bressack’ and to use plural pronouns when discussing her singular self… The backlash from parents was intense… ‘Mx. Bressack, a Tallahassee elementary school teacher who identifies as non-binary, faced backlash this week after sending home a letter explaining to parents that they wish to be referred to as ‘Mx Bressack’ and with gender-neutral pronouns. This backlash is extremely underserved and dehumanizing,’ a Facebook post concerning the letter-writing campaign explains.” – Eric Owens, “Gay activists are furious because teacher can’t tell fifth graders to use gender-neutral pronouns” – Daily Caller, Sept. 29th, 2017.


Random Quotations – Education – Sept. 21st, 2017

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Five items in total…

“From where do all these leftist groups come?… Most owe their existence to the continuous hatching of parasitic larvae formulated in government education and academic laboratories. Over ninety percent of college and university instructors and administrators are liberal and devote extraordinary resources toward indoctrinating young people into their leftist orthodoxy. From these corrupt, bureaucratic beginnings, modern Marxists are born.” – Jim Mullen, “The march of today’s alt-left activists” – Politichicks, September 2nd, 2017.


Politically Correct Intolerance & Antifa Violence On Campus

Monday, September 11th, 2017

“No Campus for White Men shines a bright light on the growing obsession with diversity, victimization and identity politics on today’s college campuses, and shows how it is creating an intensely hostile and fearful atmosphere that can only lead, ultimately, to ever greater polarization in American society… Across the country, ugly campus protests over speakers with dissenting viewpoints, as well as a preoccupation with micro-aggressions, ‘trigger warnings,’ ‘safe spaces,’ and brand-new ‘gender identities,’ make it obvious that something has gone terribly wrong with higher education. For years, colleges have pursued policies favoring students based not on their merit, but on their race, gender, and sexual orientation. The disturbingly negative effects of this culture are now impossible to deny.”


Random Quotations – Education – August 18th, 2017

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Five items in total…

“Investigator Laura Williams, of Williams HR Law, conducted the investigation as an independent third party. She found the allegation could not be conclusively substantiated, following an analysis of the available evidence… Williams recommended a number of initiatives that the DDSB has commenced if similar circumstances were ever to arise…” – Whitby This Week, “Investigator finds racial slur allegation at Donald A. Wilson Secondary School cannot be substantiated” –, July 13th, 2017.


Random Quotations – Education – July 2nd, 2017

Sunday, July 2nd, 2017

Five items in total…

“The University of Delaware is distancing itself from comments made by an adjunct professor after she said a college student who died after being held by North Korea ‘got exactly what he deserved’… The Wilmington News Journal reports that anthropology professor Kathy Dettwyler said on her personal Facebook page that Otto Warmbier was ‘typical of a mindset of a lot of the young, white, rich, clueless males’ she teaches.” – Associated Press, “Otto Warmbier, U.S. student who died after N. Korea detention, ‘got exactly what he deserved,’ Delaware prof says” – Toronto Sun, June 24th, 2017.