Category Archives: Education

August 5, 2022

‘I’m getting out’: Professor renounces tenure due to ‘woke takeover of higher education’

Joseph Manson, former professor at UCLA, recently wrote about his departure from the school. The reason Manson is leaving UCLA is ‘because the woke takeover of higher education has ruined academic life.’

Joseph Manson, former anthropology professor at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), has retired due to what he describes as a “woke takeover” of the institution. 

“I am retiring this summer because the woke takeover of higher education has ruined academic life,” Manson wrote in a July 7 essay titled ‘Why I’m Giving Up Tenure at UCLA.’

In the piece, Manson describes his experiences within and outside of the school’s anthropology department, both of which are “showing all the signs of woke capture that typify the contemporary U.S. university,” according to Manson.

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Public Schools Are Cesspools Of Wokeness And There’s No Bringing Them Back

The DNA within the school systems has been radically altered along with administrators, teachers, and many students. 

Teachers’ unions are pushing a radical Marxist-inspired agenda that is destroying public education in America.

Over the past several years, the left has aggressively infected the minds of the youngest children with the tenets of critical race theory (CRT) and gender ideology, while academic excellence has been shoved to the back of the bus. As a result, public schools are hemorrhaging students.

In my home state of Minnesota, 2022 “marks the second consecutive year the state’s public school system has lost thousands of students,” the Center of the American Experiment, a Minnesota think tank, reported in February. Why should parents in Minnesota or any other state keep their children in public schools?

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August 4, 2022

How DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion) Can Lead to Tyranny | Daniel Ortner (Video)

California Universities are striving to have more and more diversity. Most California university jobs are asking for diversity statements and candidates could lose the potential of getting the job if their diversity statement doesn’t match what the admission is looking for. But is this the best way to achieve more diversity?

Academia has been taken over by bureaucrats – but it can be reclaimed

A former professor argues that administrators and ‘the brand’ have hijacked real learning

Joshua Doležal, a former tenured professor at Central College in Iowa, decamped to Prague to write about how students and faculty can reclaim universities from the administrators, diversicrats and consultants who have overtaken their institutions.

Reflecting on Vaclav Havel, the first president of the post-Communist Czech Republic, and his core idea that social and economic systems should serve human needs, Doležal argued that the university has its priorities backward.

The modern American university sacrifices the potential of its students and teachers to learn, teach and thrive to maintain its reputation or grow its administrative bureaucracy.

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July 20, 2022

Gallup: Confidence in K-12 education plunges ‘drastically’

‘Differing degrees of trust held by the country’s two major political parties’

New polling results released by Gallup show that back around 2004 more respondents to a poll were satisfied with K-12 education in the U.S. than dissatisfied.

That happened again, briefly, around 2019.

But not for a majority of the past 20-plus years and certain not now.

The results drew the comment from Just the News that barely one-quarter of Americans – actually 28% — trust the public school system.

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July 19, 2022

DEI reading groups push progressive agenda

Diversity, inclusivity, and equity readings groups exist at Dartmouth College, The Ohio State University, and Florida International University, among others. Loyola University, a Catholic University in Baltimore, Maryland, also hosts an annual Diversity Reading Groups series every October.

Universities and university clubs across the country are sponsoring reading groups centered around diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), as well as other leftist topics.

A July 3 tweet from Florida Gulf Coast University’s chapter of Young Democratic Socialists of America invites students to join their virtual summer reading group, encouraging participants to “continue organizing and fighting for reproductive justice.”

Members of the “socialist feminist reading group” will have the chance to “[h]ave conversations about abortion access and social reproduction, meet comrades, & learn about the Coalition for Reproductive Justice at FGCU.”

This is the latest of many such groups that have begun to spring up on campuses across the country. 

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Educator Kali Fontanilla Spills the Truth About Education (Video)

Kali Fontanilla, a former high school teacher in Salinas Valley, CA, quit her job after publicly denouncing the “leftist indoctrination” of students in California classrooms through ethnic studies programs. She talks with Jill Simonian of PragerU Kids to expose the underbelly of our current education system.

Click here to watch the video.

July 13, 2022

Princeton prof accused of plagiarism

Kevin M. Kruse is a history professor, columnist at MSNBC, and contributor to the controversial ‘1619 Project.’ Investigative reporting by Phillip W. Magness at Reason Magazine first revealed the plagiarism, which occurred in Kruse’s dissertation and other writings, in June.

A Princeton University professor who accused former Milwaukee sheriff and conservative activist David Clarke of plagiarism has now been accused of plagiarism himself.

Kevin M. Kruse is a history professor, columnist at MSNBC, and contributor to the controversial “1619 Project.”

Investigative reporting by Phillip W. Magness at Reason Magazine first revealed the plagiarism, which occurred in Kruse’s dissertation and other writings, in June. 

According to Magness’s investigation, Kruse lifted several passages nearly verbatim and without attribution in his 2000 Cornell dissertation. Cribbed passages also appeared in his subsequent books White Flight and One Nation Under God.

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July 10, 2022

‘They’ are destroying our children: Former Princeton professor (Video)

Former professor at Princeton and Vanderbilt Universities Carol Swain responds to NYU being awarded a $40,000 grant to study why kids favor ‘whiteness’ on ‘Fox & Friends Weekend.’

July 9, 2022

Oregon Department of Education paying $1.9 million to train teachers against Western values of ‘individualism’

The antiracist fellowship funded by Oregon’s education department shows teachers how to create a ‘racially-affirming environment’ in their classrooms

Oregon’s Department of Education allocated nearly $2 million for a fellowship that would train K-12 educators from diverse backgrounds to reject the “eurocentric worldview” of “individualism,” Fox News Digital has learned. 

The antiracist fellowship, funded by ODE, is broken down into several arcs for “decentering.” One of them is pushing back against the “euro-centric worldview” on “individualism.” 

“We are more than our titles and more than the roles we’ve been assigned; this arc will create space for each fellow to identify and unpack their multiple identities of self,” the arc stated. 

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