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“Dispositions” — we aren’t just making this up!

Writing at the NAS Online Forum, Brooklyn College professor K.C. Johnson discusses at length his experience with education school “dispositions” requirement that are clearly designed to filter out from education schools anyone who doesn’t completely buy the whole “social justice” mindset that is so predominant among the faculty and administrators.

You should read the whole thing, but here’s a paragraph to whet your appetite:

Meanwhile, I heard back from Evan and two other students of mine, Christina Harned and Simon Tong, that the Education course’s instructor demanded that they recognize “white English” as the “oppressors’ language,” and, without explanation, had the class spend its session before Election Day 2004 screening Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11. The alleged “bullying” behavior came when several students complained to the professor about the course’s politicized content, prompting her to inform them that their previous education had left them “brainwashed” on matters relating to race and social justice. The three students, as well as a fourth, Scott Madden, who had a similar experience with the same instructor the previous semester, communicated this information to the dean of the Brooklyn Ed School. Five other students would subsequently file statements.


I tip my hat to Professor Johnson for having the guts to expose the real bullies, namely the ed-school thought police and their dictatorial regime.

George Leef is the the director of editorial content at the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal.


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