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Creating Activists At Ed School (Important culture war essay)
RealClearPolitics ^ | September 14, 2007 | John Leo

Posted on 09/14/2007 11:38:35 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

In 1997, the National Association of Social Work (NASW) altered its ethics code, ruling that all social workers must promote social justice "from local to global level." This call for mandatory advocacy raised the question: what kind of political action did the highly liberal field of social work have in mind? The answer wasn't long in coming. The Council on Social Work Education, the national accreditor of social work education programs, says candidates must fight "oppression," and sees American society as pervaded by the "global interconnections of oppression." Now aspiring social workers must commit themselves, usually in writing, to a culturally left agenda, often including diversity programs, state-sponsored redistribution of income, and a readiness to combat heterosexism, ableism, and classism.

This was all too much for the National Association of Scholars. The NAS has just released a six-month study of social work education, examining the ten largest programs at public universities for which information was available. The report, "The Scandal of Social Work," says these programs "have lost sight of the difference between instruction and indoctrination to a scandalous extent. They have, for the most part, adopted an official ideological line, closing off debate on many questions that serious students of public policy would admit to be open to the play of contending viewpoints."

Nine of the ten programs, the NAS reports, require students to accept the ideology-saturated NASW code of ethics to get a degree in social work. The University of Central Florida says students "must comply" with the code of ethics if they wish to remain in school. Failure to accept the code constitutes "academic misconduct" in the University of Michigan program and "can result in disciplinary action" at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities.

(Excerpt) Read more at realclearpolitics.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 1984; ableism; academicbias; animalfarm; antiamerican; antichristian; bigbrother; classism; college; colleges; communists; culturewar; diversity; edschools; education; educrats; egalitarianism; faculty; freespeech; heterosexism; homosexualagenda; indoctrination; intelligensia; ivorytowers; johnleo; leftists; leftwing; leftwingbias; liberals; marxism; multiculturalism; nasw; orwellian; pc; professors; religion; secularprogressives; socialism; socialjustice; socialwork; university; vlwc; wealthredistribution
Anyone who has ever worked alongside social workers will recognize the problems Mr. Leo points out.
1 posted on 09/14/2007 11:38:38 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Similar thing is happening at colleges that grant degrees in Education. Students must have the right “disposition” to graduate.

http://www.nysun.com/article/14604


2 posted on 09/14/2007 11:51:43 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (L'Chaim!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Anyone who has ever worked alongside social workers will recognize the problems Mr. Leo points out.

I have and do, and this article is accurate.

As recently as last week, even after being aware of this stuff for years, I was shocked at the audacity of social workers and teachers who see prosletyzing for their politcal agenda as part of their job.

My favorite recent encounter was when I had to call a social worker for a student's case, and her answering machine response was in Spanish FIRST, THEN in English. Sure, one can say (as someone did) "Most of her cases speak only Spanish," which is the problem.

3 posted on 09/14/2007 11:56:19 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Pro-Life atheist living in Boston...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Scary stuff


4 posted on 09/15/2007 12:29:40 AM PDT by Teflonic
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

OMG, I bet they are pis$ed! Someone has outed their dirty laundry! FINALLY!

The profession of Social Workers does not take the “social” part of their name, lightly. In fact, we all should read it to mean “socialism”, of the most oppressive sort!


5 posted on 09/15/2007 12:31:27 AM PDT by singfreedom ("Victory at all costs,.....for without victory there is no survival." Winston Churchill)
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To: myself

bttt


6 posted on 09/15/2007 12:34:53 AM PDT by HockeyPop
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To: singfreedom

I worked at the unemployment office as a veteran’s career counselor for many years: We had several social workers transferred to us from human services when we took over the PROMISE JOBS (”welfare-to-work”) program. What a crazy group of man-hating, pro-abortion, whacked out leftists they were! My ex-wife’s friends were ALL social workers, believe it or not...which is one of the reasons that she’s my EX.


7 posted on 09/15/2007 12:43:43 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (https://www.fred08.com/contribute.aspx?RefererID=c637caaa-315c-4b4c-9967-08d864cd0791)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Education is too important to be left to the educators.


8 posted on 09/15/2007 1:32:13 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("I like to legislate. I feel I've done a lot of good." Sen. Robert Byrd)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I wonder why the article is headlined “Ed School,” when it’s about Social Work programs.

Posted here earlier this week:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1895870/posts

We really need a “Search by Author” function, because title search has been rendered practically useless by awful titles!


9 posted on 09/15/2007 5:45:43 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("My parrot thinks you're cute. I think so, too!")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I was recently at a conference where one speaker was pointing out a number of demographics from resources like “The Coming Generational Storm” as to how in 2006 1/2 of all people who were EVER 65 were currently alive and such and what implications this had for programs like Medicare and Social Security and he made the remark that no one knows how we are going to deal with the implications of all this. I thought to myself, “we have known for at least 30 years how we are going to deal with it, ‘Soylent Green’ was made in 1973.”


10 posted on 09/15/2007 8:44:53 AM PDT by wastoute
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That is an unmitigated horrorshow.


11 posted on 09/15/2007 9:34:02 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly.)
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To: wastoute

Soylent green is purple... it’s purple...

one of charlton heston’s most famous flubs in that classic movie...

teeman...


12 posted on 09/16/2007 7:35:23 PM PDT by teeman8r
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