posting in The Chronicle of Higher Education.Posted by Mary Grabar, March 12, 2013: Discrimination? What Discrimination? That's the point that sociologist Neil Gross makes (again, and again), now in his latest
But what do we make of people who do not believe in such a thing as truth? Philosophy professor Jack Kerwick so aptly summarizes the dominant view of academe in his latest Front Page Magazine article, "Inside the Iron Tower: The Life of Conservatives in Academia."
Dissident Prof can testify from her required readings in her early graduate school days that professor Kerwick summarizes the dominant view aptly:
dedication to the assassin of a trustee's father, Robert F. Kennedy), "Distinguished Professor of Education," who jaunts from giving a speech to a major education conference, to organizing with a union, and then spending a week as scholar-in-residence at Minnesota State University Moorhead.Keeping up with Bill Ayers, by Mary Grabar, Posted March 8, 2013...It's no easy task when you're talking about a retired (but not emeritus owing to a
Dissident Prof listened to Ayers's blather in person at the Association of Teacher Educators conference in Atlanta. It turned out to be much like the blather in the presumably scholarly books and articles Ayers has penned.
What was dismaying was the fact that this professional organization of over 650 colleges and universities, 500 major school systems, and the majority of state departments of education, based in Washington, D.C., (to represent members' "interests"), invited Ayers. Thanks to mostly taxpayers, professors of education, teachers-in-training, and administrators enjoyed a few fun-filled days listening to Ayers's advice on how to subvert the will of the people when it comes to ensuring educational standards for students. Read about it at PJ Media.
We the People Fighting Common Core! By Mary Grabar, Posted February 16, 2013: Jane Robbins, Senior Fellow at the American Principles Projects (and board member of Dissident Prof Education Project), reports from the Georgia Gold Dome that Senator William Ligon introduced the Common Core-withdrawal bill, S.B. 167, on February 14 (nice Valentine to Georgia children!): "Five other senators -- Barry Loudermilk, John Albers, Chuck Hufstetler, Hunter Hill, and Tommie Williams -- signed on as well. We now have about 3 weeks to get this through the Senate so it can be sent to the House." She asks that people call the Senate Education Committee and the Governor (phone numbers below).
The truth is spreading. The Washington Examiner interviews Jane and reports how "Private funding influnced public education policy." Most of it came from the Gates Foundation.
Here's a great article from Heartland Magazine that describes what happened in Georgia this week. Senator Ligon noted that few legislators knew anything about Common Core, which would basically take away local and state control over education: “Such a huge tremendous policy shift was not vetted by the legislature, not vetted by the people in the state.”
thoughts on inaugural poems, including Maya Angelou's "The Pulse of Morning." The same poet is now host of a series of Black History month celebrations via (thank you, taxpayers) Public Broadcasting and sponsored by AT&T (gotta love those "public/private partnerships!"). The shame is not so much who is included--they are mostly entertainers--but who is excluded. As is common, there is no representation of black conservatives.By Mary Grabar, Posted February 8, 2013: A couple weeks ago Dissident Prof offered
On our campuses, those from the far-left tend to be speakers for Black History Month, like Van Jones at Old Dominion and Toure at St. Louis University (topic: "How Racism Functions Today and Ways to Deal with It to Get Success"). (Toure recently thanked God for abortion.) Scheduled for the Holmes-Hunter lecture at the University of Georgia was Al Roker, co-host of the Today Show, who has made news most recently for his on-air kiss with another man.
Readin' Writin' and Deconstructionism," Malkin links back to the Dissident Prof's own article posted January 15 about Florida's Orwellian lessons and writes, "English professor Mary Grabar describes Common Core training exercises that tell teachers to read Lincoln's Gettysburg Address without emotion..."Hello, Michelle Malkin readers! By Mary Grabar, Posted January 25, 2013: Dissident Prof was delighted that Michelle Malkin mentioned her by name yesterday and today. In today's Creators Syndicate column "
In Part I on her series on Common Core, "Rotten to the Core: Obama's War on Academic Standards," she links back to the Front Page article: "Mary Grabar has written about Common Core and Team Chicago's lefties here."
Speaking of Orwellian and Florida, take a listen to a 3-minute recording of a statement by Pam Stewart, chancellor of public schools at the Florida Department of Education.
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