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The Chattering Classes 2012
Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 20, 2012 | Malcolm A. Kline

Posted on 12/21/2012 8:41:04 AM PST by Academiadotorg

Often we find that what is most revealing in covering the higher education beat is what academics reveal about themselves. What follows are vignettes and observations from the Ivory Tower this year:

Agents of Inaccuracy

November 27, 2012

“Despite the fact that more than half of faculty members say on surveys that an important goal for undergraduate instruction is to ‘encourage students to become agents of social change,’ colleges don’t have much of an effect on student political participation.” —Canadian sociologist Neil Gross

The Road to Self-Esteem…

November 14, 2012

“It’s healthy to make God look like you. It’s a good self-esteem move.”—Monica A. Coleman, associate professor at the Claremont School of Theology, as quoted in Faith & Freedom magazine

That’s Kind Of Huge

November 2, 2012

“One of the lone drawbacks of affirmative action is that mediocrity can become an expectation.”— Khadijah Davis is a sophomore in the School of Nursing and Health Studies at Georgetown University.

Not Ready For College

October 16, 2012

“Given the choice between losing their jobs or keeping the full 4 hours on instruction for students who enter the college with English as their second language and with significant lack of preparation for college level work, English faculty chose to act on behalf of their students and their colleagues have supported them”.—the Academic Senate of Queensborough Community College in Bayside, N. Y.

Elementary Role Play Pitfalls

October 9, 2012

“There are so many ways a role play about racism can go wrong in a room full of 6-, 7-, and 8-year-olds.”—elementary school teacher Katharine Johnson

Ersatz Promise Keepers

September 6, 2012

“Educational establishments have been making promises to students they cannot keep.” –Aaron Barlow, New York City College of Technology (CUNY).

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TOPICS: Education; Miscellaneous; Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: affirmativeaction; college; university

1 posted on 12/21/2012 8:41:14 AM PST by Academiadotorg
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To: Academiadotorg
Given the choice between losing their jobs .....English faculty chose to act on behalf of their students and "keep their jobs" and their colleagues have supported them”. —the Academic Senate of Queensborough Community College in Bayside, N. Y.

fixed.
2 posted on 12/21/2012 8:49:43 AM PST by stylin19a (obama -> Fredo smart)
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To: Academiadotorg

One of the main drawbacks against Affirmative Action, Kadijah, is that it DISCRIMINATES AGAINST WHITE MALES, you RACIST RETARD.


3 posted on 12/21/2012 10:31:13 AM PST by Amberdawn
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To: Amberdawn

Be civil. She’s a nice girl. REmember the way kids are schooled these days but do ask, with this as with any government program, has it helped the people it was intended to help.


4 posted on 01/09/2013 8:16:38 AM PST by Academiadotorg
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To: Academiadotorg

I think you posted to me by mistake, perhaps?


5 posted on 01/09/2013 3:45:24 PM PST by Amberdawn
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To: Amberdawn

sorry about that.


6 posted on 01/10/2013 1:35:37 PM PST by Academiadotorg
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To: Academiadotorg

That’s O.K.! I was just wondering.


7 posted on 01/10/2013 3:38:12 PM PST by Amberdawn
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