U of MN screening applicants for political ideology

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    Hot Air » Blog Archive » FIRE: Those U-Minn teacher-program requisites have our attention

    Amazing. These liberal colleges aren't even trying to hide their indoctrination anymore. Anyone familiar with "FIRE" - The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, a free-speech activist group that fights political-correctness codes on college campuses? They do great work.
     
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    Why am I just not surprised by this?
     
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    Isn't the whole purpose of brainwashing not to let the subjects know their minds are being controlled? Must have some pretty shitty professors there. Lol
     
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    I read the article you linked to.

    It doesn't really tell us what the criteria are that teachers are being evaluated on, does it?

    Given that we do't KNOW what this system is testing, how can we take a stance either way on it?

    There's a LOT of sizzle to your article, but where's the steak?
     
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    ha ha. FIRE is investigating.

    I took a course in "multi-culturism" in grad school. Basically it was about moral relativism. If Mormons and Muslims want to take child brides "who are we to judge?" If Hispanic fathers don't believe in girls finishing high school "that's ok". It was complete b.s. and I was very outspoken about it. Got an A. Of course, it wasn't in MN.
     
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    You've no idea how radical some of those departments are. I strongly suspect that my ex wife was bounced from being admitted to the UW vet school because she was a white, Christian Conservative, and her essay section didn't hide that. How she got through to the U of M, I'm not sure. Possibly they had their quota of minorities and libs.
     
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    This sort of shit keeps the honorable profession of teaching down.
     
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    I've got my hand up cos I'm down the back of the class (as usual) and the teacher may not be able to see me so I'll have to holler out.

    "Have they actually done anything yet?"
     
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    Mormons do not take child brides.
     
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