“Go Western, young man” is the message. Some Stanford University students want required Western Civilization curriculum reinstated at their school, 28 years after it was nixed following the agitation of protesters chanting “Hey, hey, ho, ho, Western Civ has got to go!"
On Friday, the Chicago Teachers Union staged a one-day walkout, giving over 400,000 students a day off from school that will not be made up. Though a number of teachers were adamantly opposed to the walkout, DNAInfo reports that teachers not complying with the strike would face consequences by the union.
A conservative college professor is facing the loss of a job for favoring Christian vallues — at a Catholic school: Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
At the same time, a new book by two conservative college professors pleads with conservatives to consider a career in academia in order to combat just such intimidation by intolerant progressives.
“The Devil went down to Georgia,” sang Charlie Daniels — now he has gone up to Colorado. But the matter isn’t a fiddling contest but fiddling while education burns, as some Centennial State schools plan to offer their students satanic and atheistic literature.
With academia churning out increasingly ignorant masses, we may want to remember Thomas Jefferson's warning, "If a nation expects to be ignorant and free ... it expects what never was and never will be."
Michigan’s Board of Education has drafted a set of guidelines that asks schools to allow students to make their own decisions regarding which bathrooms they use, the gender by which they want to be identified, and the names by which they’d like to be called.
The university is touted as a place where scholars search for truth. In reality, it is far too often a place where there is an invisible sign out front: "Conservatives need not apply."
Why should colleges be conducting criminal investigations? The case of the Yale basketball player is yet another example of progressive philosophy that drives the federal government to interfere in state and local governments.
Obama's nominee to finish fundamentally transforming "education" in America has been approved by the GOP-controlled U.S. Senate, despite the pleas of Americans from across the political spectrum. Apparently the establishment wing of the Republican Party just cannot help itself when it comes to surrendering to Obama — even on so-called “education” and the minds of America's future generations. In what is being touted by the establishment press as a bipartisan move, seven GOP senators, all elected to stop Obama, joined forces with most Democrats on Monday to confirm the deeply unpopular pro-Common Core nominee for U.S. education secretary, extremist John King.
In one of its most Orwellian schemes to date, the Obama administration is taking a page from Communist East Germany's infamous Stasi by asking teachers to start spying on American students so “extremists” can be reported to the FBI. Among others in the federal government's cross-hairs: pro-life activists, anarchists, environmentalists, animal-rights activists, Muslims, religious students critical of “Western corruption,” constitutionalists, and even children who simply criticize or question authorities too much.