C. Bradley Thompson
About C. Bradley Thompson
SHE’S AN “EDUCATION” PROFESSOR AT STEPHEN F. AUSTIN STATE UNIVERSITY. Pretty sure this is a case of the pot calling the kettle black. Professor: Texas school choice measure passed because GOP voters aren’t very bright.
ALEXIS DE TOCQUEVILLE ONCE SUGGESTED THAT IT WOULD BE AMERICA’S WOMEN THAT WOULD SAVE THE NATION IF IT EVER RAN INTO TROUBLE. He was right. Something has happened to America’s mothers in the last two years and it’s a sight to behold: Rhode Island Mom Sues School Advisory Board For Allegedly Blocking Her From Attending Their ‘Anti-Racist’ Meetings
GOOD FOR HIM. LIFE IS TOO SHORT TO SPEND YOUR DAYS DEALING WITH INTELLECTUAL LIGHTWEIGHTS: ‘I’m getting out’: Professor renounces tenure due to ‘woke takeover of higher education’
Joseph Manson, former anthropology professor at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), has retired due to what he describes as a “woke takeover” of the institution.
“I am retiring this summer because the woke takeover of higher education has ruined academic life,” Manson wrote in a July 7 essay titled ‘Why I’m Giving Up Tenure at UCLA.’
In the piece, Manson describes his experiences within and outside of the school’s anthropology department, both of which are “showing all the signs of woke capture that typify the contemporary U.S. university,” according to Manson.
Manson lists numerous examples of how the university generally, and his department specifically, have shifted towards the woke side of politics.
Examples include UCLA’s mandatory diversity, equity, and inclusion requirements for hiring and promotion, attacks on a colleague for insufficiently woke research, and firings of academics who dissent from the dominant “woke orthodoxy” at the university.
Manson ends his essay by making it clear that he has had enough of woke academia, writing, “I can’t bear to spend one more moment in a place that’s morally and intellectually bankrupt.”
“That’s it: I’m getting out.”
WELCOME TO AMERICA’S GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS: ‘This Is Truly Indoctrination’: Families Pull Children From School After Photos Of Drag Queens Displayed In Classroom
Two families removed their children from a school district in West Chester, Pennsylvania, due to “woke indoctrination,” according to documents obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation.
Stetson Middle School in West Chester, Pennsylvania, posted photos of drag queens and LGBTQ activists on the walls of classrooms for 7th graders as a part of Pride Month, according to documents obtained by the DCNF. Jim Jacobs, a father of an 11-year-old at the school, and Jacobs’ brother have removed their children from the school after learning of the pride month activities, Jacobs told the DCNF.
Classrooms featured a pride flag on the wall with photos of Bianca Del Rio, a drag queen, Marsha P. Johnson, a LGBTQ activist and drag queen, and Audre Lorde an activist who focused on the “injustices of racism, sexism, classism, and homophobia,” documents obtained by the DCNF showed. Other posters included Harvey Milk, the first public official in California that was an openly gay man, and Elliot Page, a transgender actor.
The photos of each included QR codes with links and students were encouraged to take photos with the same sex in front of the pride flag, Jacobs told the DCNF.
AT THIS POINT, IF YOU SEND YOUR CHILD TO A GOVERNMENT SCHOOL AND DON’T LIKE THE RESULT, IT’S ON YOU. Oregon Library Asks For Chest Binder Donations For Gender-Affirming Closet
An Oregon library is asking for chest binders and make-up to create a gender-affirming closet for 7th through 12th grade students, according to their website.
The Driftwood Public Library in Lincoln City, Oregon, is having a “Gender Affirming Closet Donation Kickoff” on Aug. 4 to collect donations to create a gender-affirming closet at Taft Middle – High School in Lincoln City, according to the library website. The library is asking for chest binders, makeup and other accessories for transgender or non-binary kids to use in the closet which “has been in the works for several of months.”
“Many students that are transgender and/or non-binary are not supported by their parents nor can they showcase it with their daily clothing choices,” the library website states. “These students need to be able to go into the closet and take anything that they need to identify however they are comfortable within their clothing. It will also have makeup brochures and different resources that they can reach out to.”
PRETTY SURE THESE “PROFESSORS” ARE PROJECTING THEIR OWN MEDIOCRITY: Merit system is unjust because it rewards productive individuals, professors argue.
Professors from the University of Arizona and the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs are arguing that “success and merit” are “barriers” to the equity agenda.
“Admitting that the normative definitions of success and merit are in and of themselves barriers to achieving the goals of justice, diversity, equity and inclusion is necessary but not sufficient to create change,” professors Beth Mitchneck and Jessi L. Smith recently wrote for Inside Higher Education.
Mitchneck and Smith attributed those definitions to a “narrow definition of merit limited to a neoliberal view of the university.” Specifically, they express concern that universities receive funding and recognition based on the individual performances of professors’ own work such as peer reviewed journals and studies.
Journalist Chris Rufo made explosive claims about indoctrination in public schools during a Wednesday night Fox News appearance.
“They’re taking radical gender theory from the universities, they are injecting it into the elementary and secondary school system with the intent of destabilizing people’s identity to make them into radical gender activists,” Rufo, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, told Fox News host Sean Hannity. “It’s something that is happening in district after district and it has to be stopped.”
Rufo outlined teacher training materials in the San Diego Unified School District in California and claimed that school were teaching “that girls can have penises, that boys can have vaginas” to children “as young as first and second grade.” Rufo mentioned that schools in Los Angeles and Portland, Oregon, were pushing similar materials.
“It’s not just theoretical for these kids,” Rufo said. “The policy in San Diego and in most big-city school districts in California is now that schools can facilitate a child’s gender or sexual transition and the default policy is to keep it a secret from parents. This is a program that runs deeper than the ideas. It’s about transforming how kids see themselves. It’s about destabilizing their identities and then using them as political pawns.”
NEVER FORGET THAT ONE OF THE PRIMARY REASONS TO SEND YOUR KIDS TO SCHOOL AND NOT TO HOMESCHOOL IS BECAUSE OF ALL THE GREAT SOCIALIZATION THEY GET: Classroom violence against teachers and students is rising, two studies warn
One study, from the National Center for Education Statistics, shows a 35% increase in serious violence incidents in K-12 public schools from the 2015-16 school year to 2019-20. Serious violence incidents include rape, attempted rape, sexual assault other than rape, threatened rape, physical attacks, fights with a weapon, threat of physical attack with a weapon, and robbery with or without a weapon.
FREE ADVICE: DON’T MESS WITH THE MOMS. They are “domestic terrorists,” after all. Moms react after battleground state issues ‘ze/zie and xe’ pronoun guidance
Pennsylvanians blasted their state’s department of education’s new gender identity page which suggested teachers should not make assumptions about students’ pronouns, and listed “ne, ve, ze/zie and xe” as some examples. . . .
“In addition to the traditional pronouns (he/him, she/her, they), some people prefer to use gender-neutral pronouns, such as ne, ve, ze/zie and xe. If you don’t know a student’s preferred personal pronoun, it’s always best to ask,” the Pennsylvania DOE said.
“This is grooming of our children,” said parent, a chair at the PA Economic Growth PAC, Veronica Gemma. “[W]hen it comes to sexuality, whatever they identify as, that’s their personal business. And it’s not academics. It doesn’t belong in the classroom.”