Category Archives: Education

February 21, 2021

Why Rising Schizophrenia and Autism Means Academia Has Gone Literally Insane (Video)

Prof. Edward Dutton: The Jolly Heretic

It’s time to starve colleges of students and money, conservative scholars argue

They also talked about partnering with sympathetic legislatures, mostly in red states, and calling on them to withhold funding until social justice or critical race theory curriculums and programs are eliminated.

“When enough parents and students decide that colleges are no longer worth it, campuses will start to fail.”

So said John Ellis, chairman of the California Association of Scholars and distinguished professor emeritus of German literature at UC Santa Cruz.

“The most useful thing that critics of higher education can do is to get the public to understand what’s really happening on the campuses,” Ellis said during a Feb. 11 online Heritage Foundation panel discussion titled “University Indoctrination: How it Started and How to Stop it.”

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February 19, 2021

Cornell charges students $1,800 for racially-segregated rock climbing class, frantically scrubs website when confronted

A Cornell University course titled “BIPOC Rock Climbing,” was originally restricted to “people who identify as Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, or other people of color.” When Campus Reform contacted the school, Cornell officials edited the course description to remove the race-based enrollment restriction.

Cornell University altered the course description of a racially-segregated physical education course offered to students during the Spring 2021 academic semester after Campus Reform reached out for comment.

The class, entitled “BIPOC Rock Climbing,” was originally restricted to “people who identify as Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, or other people of color,” before its description was edited to state that the class is “designed to enable Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, or other people of color underrepresented in the sport of rock climbing to learn the sport and to feel included and supported.” 

The course’s original description, noting the class’s race-based enrollment restriction, is still visible, courtesy of an internet archive.

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February 17, 2021

Oregon Promotes Program Focused On ‘Dismantling Racism In Mathematics,’ Says Finding The Right Answer A Sign Of White Supremacy

The toolkit also asks instructors to “center ethnomathematics” in multiple ways, one of which is to “identify and challenge the ways that math is used to uphold capitalist, imperialist, and racist views.”

The Oregon Department of Education is promoting a program for teachers that seeks to “disman[tle] racism in mathematics,” alleging that focusing on finding the right answer is a symbol of white supremacy.

Fox News reported that the ODE sent out a newsletter last week that mentions a “Pathway to Math Equity Micro-Course” that will occur on February 21. The course, according to Fox, is designed for middle school teachers to make use of a toolkit for ‘dismantling racism in mathematics.’”

The newsletter encourages teachers to sign up for the training, which the New York Post previously reported includes a section with 14 things associated with “White Supremacy Culture,” including perfectionism, objectivity, and individualism.

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February 10, 2021

UChicago considers entire academic department for ‘critical race’ studies (Video)

The University of Chicago is considering the creation of a new critical race studies department. The provost awarded funding to a group that will present a formal proposal.

The University of Chicago is considering the creation of a critical race studies department and is funding an effort to look into creating the new academic unit. The move came just weeks after President Donald Trump had signed an executive order banning federal contractors and grant recipients from teaching Critical Race Theory, which the Trump administration deemed “divisive” and “anti-American propaganda.” 

President Joe Biden reversed the order in a flurry of executive orders of his own. 

As Campus Reformreported in October, a group of faculty members initiated a diversity strike, during which faculty members pledged not to participate or collaborate in university-sponsored diversity initiatives until their demands were met. 

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Claire Lehmann | Why does critical theory dominate academia? (Video)

Claire Lehmann is the founder and editor of online magazine Quillette. Quillette is a platform for free thought. Free expression and the free exchange of ideas help human societies flourish and progress. Claire discusses the overtaking of critical theory in the education systems of the West, and the impacts of bias in the classrooms of our younger generations.

February 7, 2021

The SPLC’s Horrifying Plan for Your Children’s Schools

The SPLC has long pushed leftist activism in schools through the Teaching Tolerance program, but this explicit call to “reimagine” the education system and use it to “wield power” seems brazen, even for an organization infamous for its “hate” fundraising scam and its routine defamation.

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), notorious for branding mainstream conservative and Christian nonprofits “hate groups” and including them on a list with the Ku Klux Klan while ignoring the destructive and deadly antifa riots, has adopted Marxist critical race theory and has asked the government to push this noxious agenda in public schools. This week, the SPLC urged President Joe Biden to direct taxpayer funds to develop a “curriculum on structural racism” in the Department of Education. The smear group also revamped its Teaching Tolerance program, which pushes its leftist agenda in schools.

In the SPLC’s annual “Year in Hate” report released on Monday, the organization called on the federal government to “address far-right and racist narratives” by providing “funding for the Department of Education to develop a curriculum on structural racism and funding for states to implement their own related initiatives.”

“Americans can only dismantle white supremacy if they understand how racism shaped (and continues to shape) housing, education, policing, health care and other policies and practices that affect our everyday lives,” the SPLC report claimed.

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January 28, 2021

IU refers to known terrorist as ‘social activist’

The Indiana University Department of Information and Library Science added the autobiography of known terrorist Assata Shakur to their Winter Reading List. Shakur was found guilty of murdering a New Jersey state police officer and was a former leader of the Black Liberation Army, a violent militant revolutionary movement.

The Indiana University Department of Information and Library Science recommended that students read the autobiography of known terrorist Assata Shakur, referring to her instead as a “social activist.” In a post on its official Instagram account, the department stated that the biography is part of the “Winter Reading List.” 

“This book is an autobiography of Assata Shakur, social activist and former member of the Black Liberation Army, as well as the godmother of Tupac Shakur,” the post stated. The post features a picture of the autobiography’s cover, which promotes a foreword by self-described communist Angela Davis, who also appeared on the FBI’s Most Wanted List.

Davis is a frequent campus speaker, as Campus Reform has noted

Assata Shakur, whose actual name is Joanne Deborah Chesimard, became the first woman in 2013 to make the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorists list. She is a convicted murderer, responsible for the 1973 death of a New Jersey state police officer. She is also a leader of the Black Liberation Army, a violent militant revolutionary movement responsible for the killing and wounding of more than a dozen law enforcement officers, the hijacking of Delta Flight 841, and numerous armed robberies and bombings, according to The New York Times.

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January 26, 2021

Rantz: Union head says opening schools is ‘white supremacy,’ suicide concern ‘white privilege’

“We speak of equity, we speak of care of all students, yet we listen and attend to voices saying ‘Reopen everything, I’m free to breathe,’ supporting white privilege,” Wilson said before comparing his fight to keep schools closed to fighting for civil rights for Black Americans.

The president of the Pasco Association of Educators (PAE) claims reopening schools for in-person learning is an example of “white supremacy,” and compares listening to concerned parents to following rioters breaking into the U.S. Capitol. He even says concern over student suicide is an example of “white privilege.”

Scott Wilson, PAE president, made a series of unhinged, controversial remarks during a Pasco School Board meeting this week.

The statements come as the union pushes for total remote learning for elementary schools, even with near-consensus from the medical community that it is safe to reopen schools with mitigation policies in place. The petition the union promotes baselessly calls in-person learning “unsafe and unsustainable.”

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January 25, 2021

U. Colorado equity and inclusion official: White people need to ‘fix their freaking families’

“Get it together, white America … get up off of your behinds.”

The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs’ associate vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion recently went on a video rant stating that white people need to “fix [their] freaking families.”

In an emotionally charged recording posted to Facebook and My Black Colorado.com, Stephany Rose Spaulding says that in response to the January 6 Capitol riot “‘black justice workers are not ok,” and are “angry, infuriated [and] triggered” at how black lives do not matter in America.

Spaulding alleges that in contrast to law enforcement’s actions at the Capitol, “genuinely peaceful” protests by black activists had been met by “snipers and tear gas and rubber bullets and death.”

“We would be dead in this moment,” Spaulding claims, meaning if the Capitol rioters had been black.

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