Academe to proclaim his "solidarity" with Professor Steven Salaita, who after Tweeting vile comments about Israel had his offer of a position in the American Indian Studies Department at the University of Illinois withdrawn by the Board of Trustees. Some of Salaita's horribleTweets are described by George Leef of the Pope Center: “'At this point, if Netanyahu appeared on TV with a necklace made from the teeth of Palestinian children, would anybody be surprised?' Another celebrated the kidnapping of three Israeli teens, who were later found murdered: 'I wish all the (expletive) West Bank settlers would go missing.'" Salaita also wrote that a journalist with whom he disagreed "should get 'the pointy end of a shiv.'"Posted August 29, 2014, by Mary Grabar: Terrorist Professor Non-Emeritus Bill Ayers has been given a spot on the American Association of University Professors' site
delayed a week because of rioting, as it has been in Ferguson, Missouri. Teachers, instead of being in classrooms teaching, have been getting "crisis training." Those who have irresponsibly been quick to judge in the case of the shooting of Michael Brown by a police officer without all the facts have only added fuel to the fire. This is the case in the lessons about Ferguson that have been prepared, free for teachers to download.Posted by Mary Grabar, August 22, 2014: It's a sad day when the first day of school is
Alexander Hamilton Institute, where Professor Robert Paquette outdoes himself in a post titled "The New Discrimination on U.S. Campuses" at SeeThruEd. It's discrimination against intended beneficiaries of affirmative action, illustrated by the fake Indians Ward Churchill and Elizabeth Warren, former Harvard law professor, now senator from Massachusetts. Warren has issued Eleven Commandments of Progressivisim:Posted August 15, 2014, by Mary Grabar: Dispatching from the
Posted August 5, 2014, by Mary Grabar: The Dissident Prof has spent many an agonizing hour with the student who has insulted her intelligence by copying and pasting large pieces of text into her own paper. She has followed the policy of the various institutions in which she has taught and punished students accordingly. She remembers one case of a solid B student who in the midst of the rush or the excitement of the end of the semester decided to use the cut and paste functions on her keyboard for large portions of the final paper. Alas, I had to inform her that her paper received a zero. Her final letter grade dropped down to the next one. That is one reason why college professors always have boxes of tissues on their desks.
By Mary Grabar, Posted July 31, 2014:Dispatching from the Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization, in Clinton, New York, where the Dissident Prof is visiting fellow and continuing her study of George Schuyler, great American writer and patriot. She is looking forward to a productive year writing the Schuyler book and keeping you informed about developments in the re-education of America.
Today, Dissident Prof examines one of the newsletters sent to teachers across the land. She learned that education is like a bowl of fruit. . . .
The July 24 Teachers Edition, “A Newsletter Celebrating Teaching & Leading from the U.S. Department of Education”
This is what she found:
- Honoring Larry Grathwohl
- No April Fool's
- Common Core: State of Union, College English, Parental Engagement
- Confronting the Common Core: Highlights
- Common Core, Discipline, Equality of Outcome, the Heavy Hand of Ed
- Common Core, Our Stories, and More
- Dissident Prof 2013: The Funny, the Sad, the Scary
- Recommended Reading & Books for Christmas
- Contraries: Bill Ayers, Common Core, National Association of Scholars
- November 3rd at the Solarium
- Contraries: Bill Ayers Propaganda Tour
- Howard Zinn Dissident Prof Read-In
- Bill Ayers on the Road
- Lee University: Bill Ayers and the Attack on American Character