15 February 2013

More Of Academia's Objectivity

Some of you long time readers will recall the academics that used to come here to deny that personal politics routinely made it into college classrooms and that many institutions of higher learning have become, in many ways, little indoctrination camps pushing a leftist worldview. I suppose the empirical evidence now available sent them scurrying back to their own blogs. Here's some more "anecdotal" evidence of indoctrination:

Students and parents are questioning a college professor after she reportedly issued a syllabus that filtered student’s research options

The syllabus tells students in a West Liberty University political science course what sources they can and cannot use.

In the syllabus, the professor allegedly says, "The tagline Fox News makes me cringe."

Oh, I bet it does. But I'll also bet MSNBC, CNN, PBS, and NPR sets her heart all a flutter. You see, if you can put blinders on your students, then they'll continue the charade when they become teachers, politicians, community organizers, etc. This will lead us all down the path to Utopia and La-La Land. 

Fortunately, after the indoctrinating professor was exposed, she lifted the restriction. Good. Light is one of the best disinfectants.

Story here.


ropelight said...

Stephanie Wolf is an obscure entry level visiting assistant professor on a 1 year contract at an evolving institution (Teacher's College to State College and recently elevated to University status).

Ordinarily, a temporary hire who embarrassed the permanent faculty would be out of a job for next year, unless of course the Obama Administration needs another true believer to bark at the run-away ratings leader on cable TV.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Her biggest crime was that she got caught.

ropelight said...

Exactly, she put it in writing, while more experienced fellow travelers would be savvy enough to deliver the censorious prohibition viva voce.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...