Random Quotations – Education – March 23rd, 2020

Five items in total…

“Professors across the country are taking to social media to express their concern over being forced to deliver their course lectures online amid the coronavirus outbreak, sharing with each other tips on how to limit the number of people who are able to see what they’re teaching students… Texas Christian University Associate Professor of Political Science Emily Farris tweeted Thursday, ‘if you are recording a lecture on anything controversial, be prepared for right wing sites to ask students to share it’.” – Jon Street, “Professors worried students will share lectures with ‘right wing sites’.” – Campus Reform, March 19th, 2020.

“The University of Sheffield is to pay students to tackle so-called ‘microaggressions’ – which it describes as ‘subtle but offensive comments’… They will be trained to ‘lead healthy conversations’ about preventing racism on campus and in student accommodation.” – James Delingpole, “University pays student Stasi to inform on classmates for microaggressions” – Breitbart, January 15th, 2020.

“One wonders just how far spineless college administrators will go when it comes to caving in to the demands of campus snowflakes who have been taught that they must be protected against words, events and deeds that do not fully conform to their extremely limited, narrow-minded beliefs built on sheer delusion.” – Walter E. Williams, “Colleges dupe parents and taxpayers with ‘diversity’ staff” – Toronto Sun, December 31st, 2019.

Dr. Jordan Peterson:

“He absolutely was not kidding. He absolutely does penalize students for holding divergent views… He literally tells students to not read Quillette… He’s walked into class and expressed how disappointed he was in the amount of conservative ideas being expressed… Students have just learned to shut-up and parrot whatever he wants to hear.” – A former professor at the University of Calgary, quoted by Anna Slatz in “Anti-Jordan Peterson professor accused of abuse of power by former colleague, students” – The Post Millennial, January 11th, 2020.

“Ted McCoy, a historian of prisons and punishment, assistant professor of sociology at the University of Calgary, has tweeted out that the rumours about him are true: any student who cites Dr. Jordan Peterson in his class will fail… his areas of interest include, Social Inequality and Social Justice, Criminology and Deviance, Health, Illness and Medicine, Work and Occupations, and First Nations… Professor McCoy joins a dubious list of social justice professors like Matthew Sears who have contracted what can only be described as PDS: Peterson Derangement Syndrome.” – Libby Emmons and Barrett Wilson, “Professor vows to fail students if they cite Jordan Peterson” – The Post Millennial, January 9th, 2019.