Random Quotations – Education – June 23rd, 2020

Five items in total…

“(Fourth graders) are now learning that the United States is founded on racism, that racism is the pervasive undercurrent in American governance, law enforcement, social interaction, employment, literature, arts, entertainment, real estate, and education… What this means is that the school is teaching kids how to interpret history before they learn the history they are meant to interpret. They’re telling kids what opinions to have before they’re giving the facts about which that opinion should be formed. Educators are making sure that these fourth graders look at history through the lens of critical race theory before they even know what that history is.” – Libby Emmons, “The NYC school system is teaching my ten-year-old son that he’s racist” – The Post Millennial, June 15th, 2020.

“This is what it looks like when the Cultural Marxists, who mold students’ minds, are afraid their ‘lessons’ will be exposed to the reality of sunlight. They know any comparatively young person is unable to appreciate how far we’ve sunk and to know from that just what we’ve lost, and what must be recaptured.” – Frank Roman, “Professors worried students will share lectures with ‘right wing sites’.” – Western Voices World News, March 24th, 2020.

“Students and faculty at institutions including UC San Diego have argued that universities and colleges should offer ‘universal passing’ grades to Black students in response to the death of George Floyd… Breitbart News reported last week that students at the University of Washington demanded that the university adopt a gentle grading policy for Black students in response to the recent social unrest.” – Tom Ciccotta, “UCLA prof. placed on leave after refusing to postpone exams for Black students” – Breitbart, June 10th, 2020.

“Once in the majority of a town, the Haredim – who send their own children to private schools – often get control of a school board and defund the schools to the fullest extent allowed by law… The new [Haredic] majority on the board cut taxes and budgets, angering the public-school community… In Lakewood, New Jersey, where the Haredim have become a majority, school funding has been brutally gutted. Yet, ironically at the same time, funding is provided to send Jewish kids to private Jewish schools in gender segregated buses… As Lost Messiah – a website run by Jews – had noted, Lakewood continued to bus Jewish students to yeshivas, even after Lakewood public schools were shut down due to funding problems.” – Mike Konrad, “The Haredim and anti-Semitism” – American Thinker, June 19th, 2020.

“There is a kind of virtue that is cheap. It consists of jumping on cost-free bandwagons of public feeling – perhaps even deeply justified public feeling – and winning approval by espousing the right opinion. No one who wishes the College to issue statements is assumed to be a party to such behavior. But the fact that very real racial problems are now being cynically exploited for profit, gain, and public favor by some organizations and people is impossible to overlook. It is a scandal and a shame that compounds our ills and impedes their correction. Hillsdale College, though far from perfect, will continue to do the work of education in the great principles that are, second only to divine grace, the solution to the grave ills that beset our times.” – Andrea Widburg, “In a world of sheep-like conformity, Hillsdale College takes a stand” – American Thinker, June 19th, 2020.