Random Quotations – Education – Feb. 20th, 2017

Five items in total…

“Representatives for a Southern California student who was suspended after filming his professor’s anti-Donald Trump rant say Orange Coast College is taking an ‘unconstitutional viewpoint’ that targets conservatives… According to a copy of the suspension letter posted by Campus Reform, the student must also apologize to the professor and submit a double-spaced essay about ‘why you decided to share the video’ and ‘the ensuing damage to Orange Coast College students, faculty and staff’… Shortly after Election Day, Olga Perez Stable Cox told her human sexuality class that Trump was a white supremacist… His victory, she said, was ‘an act of terrorism’.” – Washington Post, “Anti-Donald Trump lecture caught on tape: Student busted for taping professor’s over-the-top rant” – reproduced in the Toronto Sun, Feb. 16th, 2017.

“The full extent of illegal faith schools operating in England has been revealed for the first time in official figures seen by The Independent… Ofsted’s figures show London has twice the number of illegal Orthodox Jewish faith schools in London than Islamic schools, where many only study religious texts for their entire education meaning they leave with no qualifications and in some cases unable to speak English.” – Siobhan Fenton & Dina Rickman, “The full extent of unregistered schools in England revealed” – The Independent, Feb. 20th, 2017.

“(A Florida teacher) has been reassigned after posting on Facebook she was ‘glad about massive deportations… The funny part about immigrants staying home is the rest of us who pay for them are here at work like we’ve always been. Looks like less mouths to feed today’… An online petition calling for her ouster quickly garnered 3,000 signatures… (principal Tamie Stewart) said… ‘I want to ensure (sic) our families that this person’s individual post is not at all reflective of our school staff in any way’.” – Brad Hunter, “Florida teacher ‘glad about massive deportations’ reassigned” – Toronto Sun, Feb. 20th, 2017.

“Campus Reform is reporting that California State University in San Marcos is warning students that an ‘anti-abortion’ display will be present on campus next week, pledging resources to help those who find it ‘disturbing and offensive’… the school is offering a variety of resources to student who ‘may need assistance’ dealing with the presence of a pro-life group on campus, and is pledging to keep both the Student Health & Counseling Center and the Gender Equity Center ‘open and available to students’ while CBR (Center for Bio-Ethical Reform) is on campus.” – Jeff Dunetz, “Cal. State College offers “help” to students disturbed by anti-abortion display” – The Lid, Feb. 10th, 2017.

“Teachers in Greece have criticised plans by the left-wing Soros run government to scrap the mandatory study of Ancient Greek tragedy in high schools and introduce instead classes on gender and sex education, saying that this could bring about the end of classical studies… The government says it is trying to update the antiquated curriculum and devote more time to teaching modern Greek and new subjects, including gender equality, same-sex marriages and sex education… If passed, the move would be another blow to Classical scholarship, which is in retreat across much of the world… Greek students have an obvious advantage since ancient Athenian texts – dating to around 450BC – are similar enough to the modern language that they could be read as easily as an English speaker might approach Chaucer.” – MINA, “Greek leftist govt. to replace classic literature with gender studies” Feb. 12th, 2017.