Random Quotations – Education – September 8th, 2019

Five items in total…

“Mary Reid, assistant professor at University of Toronto’s Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, worries math tests for all new teachers could lead to fewer visible minorities entering the profession… The purpose of schooling is to include visible minorities. A math test uncomfortably approximates an intelligence test. These make the obvious…well, obvious.” – Fred Reed, “Dispatches from the race war” – The Unz Review, August 31st, 2019.

“The current district dress code does not uphold the AISD (Austin Independent School District) values of equity, diversity, and inclusion. It contains vague language, arbitrary restrictions, and emphasizes bans on clothing that are primarily worn by females and minorities. It also allows for individual schools to create additional restrictions, which leads to further inequality across our district.” – Peter Skurkiss, “Dress codes for public school students degrade even further” – American Thinker, July 17th, 2019.

“Each year those institutions turn out millions of freshly-minted automatons – intellectual zombies – who think like their unhinged teachers and professors have trained them, and who then take up responsible positions in our society and increasingly support and vote for a type of veritable madness which, like an unstoppable centrifugal force, is tearing this country apart, creating unbridgeable divisions that no amount of misdirected pleading or faux-compromise can repair.” – Boyd D. Cathey, “Is it time for America to break apart?” – The Unz Review, July 26th, 2019.

“A study released on Wednesday by The College Fix found that 73 percent of students who identified as Republican have withheld their own political views during their schooling out of fear that their grades would suffer… To the question ‘Have you ever withheld your political views in class for fear that your grades would suffer?’ 73 percent of students who considered themselves as ‘strong Republican’ reported that they had.” – Roberto Wakerell-Cruz, “Poll: 73 percent of conservative college students withhold their views in class” – The Post Millennial, September 7th, 2019.

“The dreary uniformity of diatribes against our nation as a bastion of racism, sexism, and homophobia is nothing new. These same talks have been standard on campus for decades; they have been merely repackaged as attacks on a President who dared deny the ‘truth’ that the United States is a cesspool of injustice that must be fundamentally transformed through radical political action… Even where they exist, many vaguely conservative faculty members generally hide or even deny their political views for fear of bullying, targeting, and potential firing.” – Bruce Frohnen, “The unhinging of the academic left: History, hate, and hysteria” – Intellectual Takeout, February 9th, 2017.