Symbolically stiffing the nearly 8,000 students in Utah’s McKay Events Center, Michael Moore began his speech 52 minutes late.
Although two-thirds of colleges and universities have speech codes, administrators reveal their biases in enforcing them.
Author Jim Nelson Black undertook an investigation of the politically correct, but factually less so, biases on campus today and published his research in the book Freefall of the American University.
‘Twas a time when young men and women graduated from the readin’, writin’ and ‘rithmetic of high school to the Great Works that awaited them in college, but what awaits today’s high school graduates?
When English professor Clifton Snider assigns his class an argument paper, he already knows the side of the question that he wants to hear.
Metaphorically speaking, that is. Nationwide, partisan types on campus are going into overdrive on behalf of the presidential campaign, sometimes causing fistfights—and that’s just the faculty.
When psychologist Denis Nissim-Sabat takes his political positions into the classroom, he threatens to turn the science of the mind into the control of the thought.
From kindergarten to college, no one hates tests more than the students forced to take them, with the possible exception of the schools forced to administer them.
Businesses that diversify into many different markets outside of the one where they’re very good often wind up being mediocre to poor in everything. A university that succumbs to the temptation to expand into areas other than education is apt to have the same result.
The film challenges extreme but growing ideas such as that of Gordon Feldman, professor at Brandeis University who described terrorism as merely “ways of inflicting revenge on an enemy that seems unable or unwilling to respond to rational pleas for discussion and justice.”