Random Quotations – Education – Oct. 7th, 2018

Five items in total…

“There is an inherent viciousness of ideological discourse that is rampant in today’s academic climate of dogma-driven scholarship, where university professors yield little regard for differing opinions when it comes to a whole host of hot-button issues ranging from religion to gender politics to climate change… The assumption that those who disagree with you are bad people, the willful ignorance of uncomfortable facts, and the urge to make up for weak argument by shouting more loudly – seem to be core values of many students graduating with degrees in social sciences today.” – Kieran Moloney, “Stifling debate – Canadian universities in need of dire reform” – Toronto Sun, Sept. 8th, 2018.

“If the NDP tries to smuggle more of their politics into the classroom through the curriculum, we will put that curriculum through the shredder…” – United Conservative leader Jason Kenney, quoted by Rick Bell in “Berman, thorn in the side of the ATA and the NDP” – Toronto Sun, Sept. 19th, 2018.

“Now more than ever, HLS must send a clear message that it takes sexual violence seriously… The accusations against Judge Kavanaugh, including those by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, are credible and grave. They seriously call into question his character and morality, and should disqualify him from… any position of esteem, including lectureships at HLS.” – Susan Svrluga (Washington Post) “Brett Kavanaugh withdraws from Harvard Law School teaching gig as students sign letter objecting to his role” – National Post, Oct. 2nd, 2018.

“The class then started asking everyone who their favorite person was and I said Tommy Robinson… I like what he is doing for our country and I follow all of his stories – I think he is a savior.” – Student Alissa Cook-Gray, aged 17, quoted by Dan Lyman in “UK student bullied from college over Tommy Robinson support” – Infowars Europe, Oct 5th, 2018.

“Diversity-crazed people ignore the fact that there are systemic differences in race and sex that influence various outcomes. Males outperform females at the highest levels of math; however, males are overrepresented at the lowest levels of math competence… ‘The Diversity Delusion’ documents academic practices that fall just shy of lunacy at many universities. Nowhere are these practices more unintelligent and harmful to their ostensible beneficiaries than in university efforts to promote racial diversity.” – Walter E. William, “University corruption” – Toronto Sun, Sept. 24th, 2018.