Category Archives: Educational Freedom

American higher education is a house divided

Snow’s “two cultures” thesis continues to hold sway in the academy. George Will: “Higher education is increasingly a house divided. In the sciences and even the humanities, actual scholars maintain the high standards of their noble calling. But in the humanities, especially, and elsewhere, faux scholars representing specious disciplines exploit academia as a jobs program for otherwise unemployable propagandists hostile to freedom of expression.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/higher-education-is-a-house-divided/2015/12/18/1a54f548-a4f4-11e5-9c4e-be37f66848bb_story.html

The Jews of West Africa?

There has been much talk here about Chanda Chisala’s article “The IQ gap is no longer a black and white issue.” Much of the article focuses on the Igbo (known also as Ibo), a people who live in the Niger Delta and “are well known to be high academic achievers within Nigeria.” In the United Kingdom, their children do as well in school as Chinese and Indian students

http://www.unz.com/pfrost/the-jews-of-west-africa/

More than 30 ‘White Student Union’ pages created on Facebook in last week

I think the rise of white identity politics is inevitable. Europeans can’t keep broadcasting universalism if everyone is defining themselves as victims of Europeans and demanding special considerations / reparations.

The way to have a mutli-cultural society is to:

1. deny people access to political power.
2. recognize social norms as property and defend them as such.
3. put as much interaction as possible into the market place of voluntary choices.

http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/25223/

Columbia Protesters say they’re being intimidated into protesting (Communist Tactics!)

Communist tactics.

But some students worried they would be “ostracized” if they did not participate or dress in sync, one college parent said.

“There’s been a campaign of intimidation, where students are going dorm to dorm, floor to floor and asking students to go back to their dorms and put on black if they’re not wearing black,” the parent said.

“My daughter told me people are uneasy and fearful,” she added. “Her personal politics are left-wing and she shares their sympathies, but she doesn’t like to feel that she can’t wear blue if she wants to wear blue.”

http://nypost.com/2015/11/15/columbia-students-say-theyre-being-intimidated-to-protest/

“How can students too spoiled to tolerate debate weigh opposing political arguments? They can’t.” #counterrevolution

“How can students too spoiled to tolerate debate weigh opposing political arguments? They can’t.”

Wow! From USA Today! The counter-revolution is here!

http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2015/11/11/raise-voting-age-25-yale-missouri-protests-political-debate-column/75577468/