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Re educating the educated

Postby alpha » Sat Sep 21, 9:21 am

Erica L. Green, for the NY Times wrote:The Education Department has ordered Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to remake the Middle East studies program run jointly by the two schools after concluding that it was offering students a biased curriculum that, among other complaints, did not present enough “positive” imagery of Judaism and Christianity in the region.

In a rare instance of federal intervention in college course content, the department asserted that the universities’ Middle East program violated the standards of a federal program that awards funding to international studies and foreign language programs. The inquiry was part of a far-reaching investigation into the program by the department, which under Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, has become increasingly aggressive in going after perceived anti-Israel bias in higher education....

...The administration ordered the consortium to submit a revised schedule of events it planned to support and a full list of the courses it offers and the professors working in its Middle East studies program. The department also directed the consortium to demonstrate that it had “effective institutional controls” to stay compliant with the administration’s interpretation of the Higher Education Act. The universities were given until Sept. 22, only days before the department is scheduled to approve funding Sept. 30.


Higher education? Hardly.

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Re: Re educating the educated

Postby modern roots » Sat Sep 21, 7:04 pm

Alpha, colleges are money makers. Most of their degrees aren't worth the paper their written on.

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Re: Re educating the educated

Postby Rudy » Sat Sep 21, 9:06 pm

modern roots wrote:Alpha, colleges are money makers. Most of their degrees aren't worth the paper their written on.


"Alpha, colleges are money makers. Most of their degrees aren't worth the paper they're written on."

A shame. Even simple writing skills seem to be a thing of the past.

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Re: Re educating the educated

Postby alpha » Mon Sep 23, 12:02 pm

Rudy wrote:A shame. Even simple writing skills seem to be a thing of the past.


What's worse, imo is they aren't even teaching cursive writing in elementary schools anymore. Learn to type and to heck with the pencil. That graphite could be unhealthy if you chew on them. However, imo the kids should be cursing their educators, for not teaching cursive communication.


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