Perfect Storm on American College Campuses

August 15, 2015

OMG… the absolute best way to beat your enemy is to use their own weapons

Instead, the accused ex-boyfriend claims that the charge against him cannot possibly be true.  The reality, he says, is that during the time he was dating his accuser, his gender identity was feminine.  Not only was his gender identity feminine, it was also lesbian — and to the extent his appearance on campus was externally masculine, he behaved that way because he had discovered that he had much greater sexual success as a lesbian (with sexual success defined as encounters with other women) when those same women believed he was a man.

via Instapundit » Blog Archive » THE COMING PERFECT STORM ON AMERICAN COLLEGE CAMPUSES — ONE THAT FEMINISTS AND OTHER PROFESSIONAL ….


DISCLAIMER OF THE WEEK

July 22, 2015

This from an institution of higher learning… lulz.

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If the image appears fuzzy, it says:

Editor’s note: This blog post refers to individuals who menstruate as women because the author wanted to highlight gender inequality in health care. We acknowledge that not all individuals who menstruate identify as women and that not all individuals who identify as women menstruate, but feel this generalization is appropriate considering the gendered nature of most health care policies.

Instapundit » Blog Archive » DISCLAIMER OF THE WEEK: https://twitter.com/kausmickey/status/623781383517790208 Adjust journa….


Teens Defend School in Error-Filled Letters

February 24, 2014

My guess is this will be the last time educators encourage students to conduct a letter writing campaign on their own… this is worse than those pesky tests requiring students to to prove what they have learned.

Earlier this month, The Post exposed a scheme at Manhattan’s Murry Bergtraum HS for Business Careers in which failing students could get full credit without attending class, but instead watch video lessons and take tests online. One social-studies teacher had a roster of 475 students in all grades and subjects.

Red-faced administrators encouraged a student letter-writing campaign to attack The Post and defend its “blended learning” program. Eighteen kids e-mailed to argue that their alma mater got a bad rap.

Almost every letter was filled with spelling, grammar and punctuation errors.

via Teens defend ‘fail factory’ school in error-filled letters | New York Post.


Physician, Heal Thyself!

February 8, 2011

Instapundit » Blog Archive » YOU THINK? Social Scientist Sees Bias Within: Discrimination is always high on the agenda at the…

I never thought someone could make such a speech to an audience of liberals and live to tell about it. The speaker is Jonathan Haidt at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology convention, and here’s the political make up of his audience:

He polled his audience at the San Antonio Convention Center, starting by asking how many considered themselves politically liberal. A sea of hands appeared, and Dr. Haidt estimated that liberals made up 80 percent of the 1,000 psychologists in the ballroom. When he asked for centrists and libertarians, he spotted fewer than three dozen hands. And then, when he asked for conservatives, he counted a grand total of three.

And his observation to them:

“This is a statistically impossible lack of diversity,” Dr. Haidt concluded, noting polls showing that 40 percent of Americans are conservative and 20 percent are liberal… Anywhere in the world that social psychologists see women or minorities underrepresented by a factor of two or three, our minds jump to discrimination as the explanation,” said Dr. Haidt, who called himself a longtime liberal turned centrist. “But when we find out that conservatives are underrepresented among us by a factor of more than 100, suddenly everyone finds it quite easy to generate alternate explanations.”

Read it all, but here’s the kicker. After absorbing this body blow, Dr. Haidt challenged the executive committee to endorse a goal of “10% conservative membership by 2020.”

Wow… 10%. That’s the most unbalanced representation of reality by people charged with having a hold on such. Physicians, heal yourselves!

And the executive committee rejected this goal.


Student Loans and Bankruptcy

January 21, 2011

Instapundit » Blog Archive » HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: “Nearly half of the nation’s undergraduates show almost no gains in…

I don’t think the general public is quite aware of this yet… while declaring bankruptcy used to be an act of shame, it is so common now that people even think it’s the smart thing to do.

The problem with student loans is if you made an unwise decision and borrowed your way thru college, you’re stuck with that debt for life. You cannot file bankruptcy and walk away from a student loan.

I like Glenn Reynold’s summary statement:

…any other industry that encouraged its customers to go into debt like this would be characterized as predatory.


Christie in 2012

November 21, 2010

For those who don’t know about Chris Christie, this is just one of the reasons why he’s projected as a possible 2012 presidential candidate for the Republicans.


Fake Education

November 15, 2010

The Shadow Scholar – The Chronicle Review – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Don’t know if this is true or not… a lot of educators in the comment section ridicule the feasibility, but then they have a vested interest in it being not true.

If it is true – simply stunning.