Tuesday, December 26, 2006

It's Time To Take Back Our Educational System

Our educational system is in trouble, from top to bottom. It's not just that the PC brigade is constantly on the attack. Our teachers are stymied at every turn by administration officials who are under the leftist sway of the NEA, who want NO standard of moral values to be used as a guide for educating our young ones. They want the playing field leveled flat, kind of like the surface of the moon. At the university level the faculties are rife with agenda-driven professors, whose leftist leanings preclude an open, diverse campus. These sowers of totalitarian ideas have been aiding and abetting the multicultural fanatics for too long. Our universities have been empowering tenured professors who have been falling into *moral turpitude* for the better part of 30 years.

David Horowitz at FrontPage Mag has been chronicalling these patterns in our classrooms for years. He has taken on the Leftist professors in a unique battle which has revealed a cultural Marxist take-over of many of our colleges and universities all across America:

* We have dared to challenge the educational establishment and identify as “political indoctrination” the curricula of radicalism that tenured leftists are imposing on our students under the pretext of providing them with an education; and we have identified as “dangerous,” those professors who use the classroom to propagandize for America’s enemies in a time of war.

- David Horowitz

A recent study by the Young America's Foundation has revealed some disturbing patterns of inquiry.

Young America's Foundation
December 19, 2006
The Dirty Dozen: America’s Most Bizarre and Politically Correct College Courses

Occidental College’s The Phallus ranked the most bizarre class of ’06 -’07

HERNDON, VA – As college costs soar through the roof—averaging above $31,000 a year for tuition, room & board—today’s college students study adultery, the male genital, and Native American feminism. The Dirty Dozen highlights the most bizarre and troubling instances of leftist activism supplanting traditional scholarship in our nation’s colleges and universities.
The growth of these courses gobbles up tons of money and resources and ignores scholarship from conservatives. For instance, books and speeches from the late Milton Friedman and Ambassador Jean Kirkpatrick are rarely studied in the classroom, yet leftist works are prevalent in college classrooms nationwide. Scores of courses were researched from hundreds of the nation’s leading schools. The Dirty Dozen is the worst of the worst. This year, we have also included a dishonorable mentions category—courses that could’ve easily made the list.

When one examines these classes, keep in mind that a recent study found that only one in four Americans can name more than one of the five freedoms protected by the First Amendment, but more than half can name at least two family members of “The Simpsons.” The Washington Post reports that only 31 percent of college grads could read and comprehend complex books, while The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that 40 percent of college students need remedial work in math and English. Are we really putting our educational resources to the best use?

Young America’s Foundation Spokesman Jason Mattera remarks, “The Dirty Dozen demonstrates that professors still have an obsession with dividing people on the basis of their skin color, sexuality, and gender. They also can’t seem to shake off a strong admiration for Karl Marx and his murderous ideology—apparently the 100-plus million totalitarian regimes have murdered over the years is not enough?!”

For rest of story GO HERE

FOX News also has some interesting and revealing tales...as well as Scott Norvell's lead-in to the YAF's story.

Sunday, December 24, 2006
By Scott Norvell

The good folks at the Young America's Foundation have singled out several American universities for offering coursework that it says supplants traditional scholarship with left-wing ideology and politically correct activism.

Among the courses singled out as being part of the "Dirty Dozen" are Occidental College's The Phallus, which explores phallologocentrism, lesbian phalluses and Latino phalluses, as is a course at the school titled Blackness, which elaborates on a "new blackness," "critical blackness," "post-blackness," and an "unforgivable blackness," which all combine to create a "feminist New Black Man."

Also noted by the YAF is Queer Musicology at the University of California-Los Angeles, which looks at how "sexual difference and complex gender identities in music and among musicians have incited productive consternation" during the 1990s; Native American Feminisms at the University of Michigan; and Swarthmore College's "Nonviolent Responses to Terrorism."

Garnering dishonorable mentions are UC-Berkeley's Sex Change City: Theorizing History in Genderqueer San Francisco; Drag: Theories of Transgenderism and Performance at Hollins University; and Swarthmore College's Renaissance Sexualities, which explores homoerotica, chastity, friendship, marriage, adultery and incest.

Read on...

*From Wikipedia: "Moral turpitude is 'conduct that is inherently based, vile, or depraved, and contrary to the accepted rules of morality and the duties between persons or to society in general'"

Ummm yep, that that about sums it up. Our once-liberal professors have fallen into a narcissistic cess-pool, and now are full-blown Marxists - out to destroy all vestiges of decency in our culture.
This rot is systemic.

They need to be stopped.

- No Apology