Random Quotations – Education – September 19th, 2020

Five items in total…

“The National Association of Basketball Coaches are now urging colleges and universities to drop the Scholastic Assessment Tests (SATs) and American College Testing (ACT) because the tests are – you guessed it – racist… Why? Because objective tests prevent too many blacks from enjoying the college life. So instead of addressing the deficiencies of minority candidates, it is easier to cry ‘institutional racism’ and force standards to be lowered… The group’s committee, chaired by South Carolina coach Frank Martin and Harvard coach Tommy Amaker, said in a statement that the tests ‘no longer have a place in intercollegiate athletics or education at large.’ The elimination of the tests, they said, would be ‘an important step towards combating educational inequality’.” – Peter Skurkiss, “Drop tests for blacks, say college coaches” – American Thinker, July 20th, 2020.

“The College Fix is reporting that a subcommittee with the Conference on College Composition and Communication, which is part of the National Council of Teachers of English, demands American teachers ‘abolish standard English. They call it ‘white mainstream English’.” – Jeff Dunetz, “Professors demand end to Standard English as the norm – They want ‘Black Linguistic Justice’.” – Lid Blog, August 21st, 2020.

“In an executive cease and desist order, the Trump administration is cutting off taxpayer dollars that fund ‘critical race theory’ and ‘white privilege’ training of federal employees that ‘seeks to undercut our core values as Americans and drive division within our workforce’… ‘The days of taxpayer funded indoctrination trainings that sow division and racism are over,’ Russell Vought, the Trump-appointed director of the Management and Budget Office (OMB), tweeted Friday evening.” – Mia Cathell, “Trump orders end to ‘un-American’ critical race training of federal employees” – The Post Millennial, September 5th, 2020.

“The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) is reportedly spending next week’s professional development session learning the ins and outs of white privilege and anti-Indigenous racism… Secondary teachers are to spend the majority of the day in sessions that educate educators on anti-racism and anti-discrimination based on a number of concepts drummed up by ‘Toronto’s Urban Indigenous Education Centre and the TDSB’s equity, anti-oppression and anti-racism team,’ the Sun noted.” – Collin Jones, “Toronto school teachers to undergo bizarre social justice training on ‘white fragility’.” – The Post Millennial, September 4th, 2020.

“The syllabus statement as written was inconsistent with the university’s standards and its commitment to the First Amendment rights of students. After reviewing this issue with the faculty member, the syllabus has been corrected to ensure it is consistent with university policy. Moreover, the faculty member is being provided additional information regarding the First Amendment policies of the university.” – Iowa State University response to Young America’s Foundation request for comment quoted by Kara Zupkus in “Iowa state professor threatens to ‘dismiss’ pro-life, conservative students from her class” – Young America’s Foundation, August 17, 2020.