It the lastest example of how close to Stalinism leftists now are, the University of Sussex has been getting a lot of well earned flak for suppressing right-wing points of view after hosting a seminar purporting to teach students how to “deal with right-wing attitudes in the classroom”.
Critics claim the seminar, organised by a leading professor at the University, reveals the systemic political bias in British higher education.
Spokespersons for the National Union of
a) Islamic extremists have never been referred to as right wing
b) Left wing students and dossers have always referred toi criticism of Islamic extremism as 'Islamophobia' and generally shown themselves to be well disposed towards Islamic hate preachers, while willing to deny opponents of Islamic fundamentalism
“Boohoo, a right winger feels marginalised. Meanwhile, activists are served with injunctions and referred to Prevent”, wrote Shelly Asquith, NUS Vice President of Welfare, on Twitter.
Although the NUS claims to speak for millions of students in the UK, most members support only extends to paying their subs in order to benefit from prices in the union bar. In fact several universities have recently disaffiliated from the Union after they elected a radical left wing president who has been found guilty of anti-Semitism in an internal report.
Not every staff member or student representative at Sussex is a nutter. Dan Hough, a politics professor, posted a picture of a poster for the event on Twitter, captioned: “Perhaps we should just talk about, analyse and then evaluate all positions in any given debate, no?” Such reasonable attitudes are not fashionable in the UK education / indoctrination system however,
Professor Alan Smithers, head of the center for education and employment at Buckingham University, told The Telegraph it is “alarming” that such workshops were taking place.
“The university is letting its prejudices show if it is conflating right-wing opinions with homophobia and racial prejudice,” he said.
“It is very sad the way universities are going. Within universities there has always been a spectrum of views and one of the pleasures of universities is having them rub against each other.
“That is what university is about – enabling its students to think widely and critically and come to their own views crucially backed by evidence.”
This is correct, but as our blogs have shown again and again, this demonization of non - Marxist/globalist views can be traced to organisations linked to the billionaire financial trader George Soros who has quite openly stated his aim is to destroy western civilisation and create a global, authoritarian government. And so the capitalism hating leftie students have duped themselves into hating the uber capitalist.
Harry Howard, a third-year History and Politics student, said he was “shocked and angry” to find there is a “worrying aversion” to right wing opinions at the university, adding, “universities should be intellectually diverse, rather than echo chambers of left wing opinion”.
Academics Warn Politically Correct Universities ‘Are Killing Free Speech’
Free speech is under attack from politicians and minority rights activists, but when universities start censoring ideas, society is in trouble. So what is going on when speakers who have challenged the politically correct consensus are denied a platform to speak on unrelated topics.
Tacit Approval From US Liberals For Islamic Indoctrination In US Schools.
Some schools in US State Of Virginia are closed today, because parents objected to Islamic indoctrination by the state education system. The US Constitution's clauses on the separation of church and state forbid the promotion of any specific religious teaching, in fact US liberals tend to get their knickers in a twist over signs in classrooms that show the motto "In God we trust."
New UK 'Living Wage' Rules Making Businesses Reluctant To Hire
Concerns about a new, higher UK minimum wage (Chancellor George Osborne's 'living wage' are making UK businesses reluctant to hire new staff. Uncertainty about the 'living wage' rules is contributing to a significant slowdown in hiring via recruitment firms, according to recruitment industry sources >>>
Eight Subjects That Ought To Be Part Of The Manadtory Curriculum For Basic Education?
Should subjects like meditation and gardening be part of the school currriculum? Or as one high school in Massachusetts, USA, seems to believe, classes in analyzing conspiracy theories (if taught properly this could help students distinguish between a true conspiracy theory, a fantasy and what is legitimate questioning of official propaganda. The embedded article from Collective Evolution presents some interesting ideas.
Students censored – An Academic Community In A Crisis Of Collectivism.
Intellectual freedom in our universities is under threat from ... intellectuals. So overbearing have the left wing screechers of bourgeois politically correct leftism now become that even the universities have surrendered to the intellectual control freakery of cultural Marxism. But if universities are now dedicated to turning out dull minded conformists, what hope is there for western society?
Who Should Make Decision About Childrens' Welfare, Parents Or Authoritarian Left Wing Schoolteachers?
We like stories about bureaucrats abusing their authority and about schoolteachers (especially head teachers) letting their inner fascist out of the closet. So a story than combines both, like this tale of a South Yorkshire primary school head who banned packed lunches because out of concern for 'her' children's welfare she wanted them to have no alternative to the nutrition free slop served by the school kitchen.
Poor white pupils put off school by multicultural timetable
Education, should it be about learning to read, write, spell and calculate? Or should it be about feminism, gay rights, black history and 'gender awareness' whatever that is? For many years we have had multiculturalism and politically correct thinking rammed doiwn pupils throats but noe a study by a local education department suggests this obsession with politicallly corret diversity is responsible for the failure of white working class pupils.
Education, Education, Education And To Hell With The Kids
Teaching used to be a vocation and education a high minded calling for those who wished to prepare young minds for adult life by making the process of learning, in the classroom, by discovery and through osmosis, an exciting and fulfilling lifelong process
The Degree Factory: The Decline Of University Education
The decline of university education in parallel with dumbing down of the general population is contributing to the economic and social problems of the industriaised democracies. But why have standars been allowed to slip so far and can the trend in university education towards theraputic and politically correct courses be reversed?
Where Is Bicycle Repair Man When The World Needs Him
A superhero whose superpower is repairing bikes? It was a sketch in a Monty Python's Flying Circus show. But forty years on is it as crazy as it sounded then? We seem to have plenty of people with degrees in things that are not every practical and shortages of people who can do useful stuff. And when we have health and safety officers stopping people from climbing ladders unless they have been properly trained, people are discouraged from learning those everyday skills by themselves.
Modern Maths Teaching Is Making Children Mentally Ill
It is a well established fact that people who are good at mathematics are insane so why are we making such a big deal of abstract maths in proressive education when what most people will need to earn a living is a good command of basic arithmetic - which modern education is failing to give them.
The Science Fraud: Many Scientific Research Papers Are Pure Gobbledegook
The war between humanities and science goes on, both in academic faculties and internet comment threads. But in an environment that is increasingly politicised and influenced by corporate profit motives rather than the pure and unsullied pursuit of knowledge, can we trust either side? This article suggests not.
Its Nineteen Eighty Effing Four In The Education System
Progressive aproaches to education seem to be ideologically driven rather than focused on the needs of the individual pupil. so will the left's dreams of eqality be fulfilled when every child leaving the school system is equally dysfunctional.
The STEM Education and Scientism - the curse of modern education.
Education, education, education, said Tony Blair. He meant indoctrination, indoctrination, indoctrination of course. The thing the Politically Correct intellectual bullies of the new left fear most is an educated working class capable of questioning the dogmas of the scientific dictatorship ...
Government Scientists To Collect DNA Samples From All US Babies And Spy On Schoolkids
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Black characters put parents off books, new Children's Laureate says
It seems very strange to me the new children' laureate is a person descended from the dark skinned races and the first thing she does in her new role is make children's literature a race issue.Isn't that erm, you know ... a tad racist.
Marjorie Blackman (no pun there, that's her name)also said that when ...
Education Is Out, Indoctrination Is In.
This is about a teacher in america who has quit the profession in disgust at the way left wing indoctrination is replacing neutral education in schools. Many British teachers have said similar things and Daily stirrer occasional contributor Sally Redfern quit the teaching profession for the same reason.
In Scotland's Brave New World Every Child Will Have A State Nanny
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Whistle-blowing dinner lady wins compensation after school sacks her for behaving like a decent human being.
A whistleblower in the education system was sacked when she reported an incident of bullying to the victim's parents after a school had tried to cover it up, was sacked by the school and then refused reinstatement or compensation by the education authority because she spoke to the press.
Some reality on employment prospects for young graduates.
'Work experience' and unpaid internships have created a moneyless vacuum between education and pa employiment that only the rich are able to fill. For others a degree only means a masive debt without any improvement in earning prospects
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Left elite's determination to dum down now bars bright pupils from University
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Eleven year olds progress to higher school unable to read, write and do sums
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The GCSE has never worked, because no one-size-fits-all exam can test every child.
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Back To basics Policy To Save Education?
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If We Want Social Mobility We Need Selective Education
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We told you so, University Degrees Are Worthless
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If Your Kids Are Crap At School It Probably Means ...
... they are smarter than the average chav.
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Education Is Overrated
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