Random Quotations – Education – March 25th, 2017

Five items in total…

“So, why would a state board of education want to hire teachers too ill-educated to be a teacher? Why would a state want to put teachers in the classroom who can’t read? Simple, it’s all to satisfy the left’s fanatical, self-destructive obsession of seeing racism in every single aspect of life… Detractors of the test claim it is all about racism because fewer African American and Hispanic candidates pass the literacy tests compared to whites. According to the state, 46 percent of Hispanic candidates and only 41 percent of blacks pass the test… Their conclusion is unsurprising: the test is racist.” – Warner Todd Huston, “New York about to eliminate test meant to see if teachers can read… because raaacism!” – Constitution, March 13th, 2017.

“We want people to pursue and debate ideas based on what they think, not on what they can afford… Why is it, then, that at publicly-funded universities across Canada, it’s become acceptable for university administrators to charge a security fee to student groups based on how controversial the speakers they invite to campus are?.. Of course these groups can invite speakers for virtually no cost if they aren’t controversial… But to put on an event where the speaker challenges conventional opinions or makes people intellectually uncomfortable, you’d better have deep pockets.” – Brayden Whitlock, “A tax on free speech: Universities are censoring controversial speakers by demanding students pay for added security” – Toronto Sun, March 25th, 2017.

“I don’t know the details of what made (the panel members) decide to withdraw. But I think that the unfortunate thing for them, and I’m certainly not commenting on their motivations or anything about them…but I do know it’s a very dangerous thing to withdraw when threatened because you teach yourself that you’re the sort of person who will withdraw when threatened and you encourage and empower – a word I hate by the way – you encourage the people who are persecuting you because you don’t put up a limit. Many people who push a radical agenda of any sort will continue to push until they hit a barrier of some sort because they don’t have any internal limits.” – Professor Jordan Peterson, quoted by Antonella Artuso in “Protesters crash controversial U of T prof’s appearance” – Toronto Sun, March 17th, 2017.

“The ideologies of professors and educators have proven stronger than facts: The ‘benefits’ of socialism and Communism are taught from the Ivy League to the local community college. A generation has been taught a lie, and they now believe it.” – Dave Nammo, “Socialism’s rising popularity threatens America’s future” – National Review, March 18th, 2017.

“Last month, a Generation Screwed Action Forum at the University of Toronto was first disrupted by the mob – who marched into the auditorium chanting slogans and accusing the speakers of being white supremacists – and was eventually shut down… The darlings of the left opted to pull the fire alarm and force the evacuation of the conference rather than allow students to hear opinions counter to their own… The more they use force to shut down events they don’t like, the more intrigue and interest there will be in these ideas… The hysterics of social justice warriors and anti-fascist fascists are back-firing and helping to drive more people towards conservative ideas.” – Candice Malcolm, “The politically correct mob is trampling free speech” – Toronto Sun, March 24th, 2017.