Thursday, February 23, 2017

Betsy DeVos Criticizes Professors

From the Chronicle of Higher Education online:

Betsy DeVos, the U.S. education secretary, said that university faculty members “ominously” tell college students what to think, according to her prepared remarks for a speech on Thursday at the Conservative Political Action Conference.

In the remarks, Ms. DeVos said that college students were also responsible for fighting the “education establishment.”

“The faculty, from adjunct professors to deans, tell you what to do, what to say, and more ominously, what to think. They say that if you voted for Donald Trump, you’re a threat to the university community,” read the remarks. “But the real threat is silencing the First Amendment rights of people with whom you disagree.”

She added that the Department of Education should not control students’ decisions more than they do themselves, per the remarks, saying she wants students, parents, and communities to be in power.

Her remarks show how little she knows about professors and students. Any professor foolish enough to try to indoctrinate students learns that the more you try to push them in one direction, the more they resist and move in the opposite direction.

(ljs)

 

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