Tuesday, November 24, 2009

(GREAT documentary, BTW. Check it out here.)


Happening now at the University of Minnesota:

The report advocates making race, class and gender politics the “overarching framework” for all teaching courses at the U. It calls for evaluating future teachers in both coursework and practice teaching based on their willingness to fall into ideological lockstep.

The first step toward “cultural competence,” says the task group, is for future teachers to recognize — and confess — their own bigotry. Anyone familiar with the reeducation camps of China’s Cultural Revolution will recognize the modus operandi.

The task group recommends, for example, that prospective teachers be required to prepare an “autoethnography” report. They must describe their own prejudices and stereotypes, question their “cultural” motives for wishing to become teachers, and take a “cultural intelligence” assessment designed to ferret out their latent racism, classism and other “isms.”

...Future teachers must also recognize and denounce the fundamental injustices at the heart of American society, says the task group.

"fundamental injustices at the heart of American society"

Yup. That's 'merica. Rotten to the damn core!

But don't call them un-patriotic. We just suck, that's all. Stupid country.

Seriously, as ANYONE heard of Stalin, Pol Pot, or Mao? Or the greatest mass murder and genocide ever to have occurred?

(I mean besides Chairman Zero's czars, like her and him and....)

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