25 May 2016

What Academia Has Wrought

The fruit of "safe-spaces" and suppression of opposing points of view. 
In September, the pundit Greg Lukianoff and the social psychologist Jonathan Haidt published a cover story in The Atlantic called “The Coddling of the American Mind,” arguing that young people taught to embrace “vindictive protectiveness” were being poorly educated for the challenges of the real world. Shielding students from unwelcome ideas was unhealthy for the workforce and the democratic commonweal, they wrote.
And now students are demanding an end to mid-terms and all grades below a C. I have a better idea, why not just take their tuition money and give them all "participation diplomas."

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