A taxpayer-funded book about transgenderism is about to be rolled out in schools in the United Kingdom to children as young as seven, provoking significant controversy. The book — Can I Tell You About Gender Diversity? — focuses on a 12-year-old who is transitioning from a girl to a boy through drugs. Critics contend the book not only will confuse its young audiences but advocates medical interventions that are harmful.
If “academic freedom” isn’t the last refuge of a scoundrel, it certainly is a contender. And while academics generally defend the “principle” in principle, the reality is that “academic freedom” is a lie. Would we tolerate a professor enthusiastically advocating pedophilia, genocide, or slavery? How about Nazi beliefs? Is there anyone who wouldn’t draw lines, somewhere?
“The white race is the cancer of human history,” insisted writer Susan Sontag in 1967. Since then, anti-white race-hatred has gained enough currency to breed “white-privilege” theory, a college professor expressing a desire for “white genocide,” and “Problem of Whiteness” courses in academia — the latest example being one disgorged by the University of Wisconsin.
A white professor at Drexel University tweeted that his Christmas wish is for a “white genocide.” Despite the backlash, he refuses to apologize and claims that he is being smeared by “violent racists.”
Now, a school district in Texas has banned a Charlie Brown Christmas poster — because it quotes Linus saying what Christmas is all about.
Cal State University at San Marcos hosted its "Whiteness Forum" December 1 to help students navigate the racially-charged climate allegedly intensified by Trump's victory.
While some of Donald Trump’s appointments so far have been celebrated by his supporters, the president-elect's nominee for U.S. education secretary, Betsy DeVos, has raised serious concerns, even among Trump’s most loyal backers. From concerns about her involvement with pro-Common Core organizations, to growing doubts about whether President-elect Trump's administration intends to follow through on pursuing candidate Trump's call for shutting down the unconstitutional U.S. Department of Education, the controversy has only grown in recent days. Trump’s team even claimed in a statement to be pursuing “higher national standards.” DeVos has tried to ease concerns by speaking out against Common Core, and some conservative education leaders have called for giving her a chance. Others have vowed to fight her nomination to the end.
After Donald Trump announced he would nominate Michigan education activist Betsy DeVos to be his secretary of education, Randi Weingarten, president of American Federation of Teachers, writes to warn Americans that such a move threatens the “collective promise” made by all of us to “take and teach every child seeking an education.”
A group of professors and students at the University of Virginia have published a letter criticizing the school's president for quoting Thomas Jefferson.
Two Trump supporters at Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, may be facing expulsion because they dared to celebrate Trump’s victory in the presence of Hillary Clinton supporters.
Activists have taken to the streets to protest the elected Republican candidate, Donald Trump, in exhibits that can only be described as temper tantrums, many of which have become violent. But rather than repudiate the behavior of these protesters and dispute any contention that the election was anything but fair (let’s pretend for a moment that the mainstream media was unbiased in its campaign coverage), North Carolina State University officials have bought into the notion that its students were somehow wronged by the election outcome, and have provided them with “comfort” foods and safe spaces.