Phatscotty wrote:Here is one example, posted today or very recently viewtopic.php?f=8&t=190348&start=15#p4161676
That is an example of political correctness. That is not, however, an example of education being in some way bias to such an extent that the primary function is no longer to raise intelligence but instead to indocterine the students to some way of thinking. For example in Nobungas situation; say the book was a 5 year olds picture book about counting/numbers; do you think that the major end result of teaching using that book will be -a- teach the five year old about the importance of diversity or -b- teach the five year old how to count...?
Where do you want to start? Do you want to reverse engineer it? Like, let's just give the benefit of the doubt that what I said is 100% true. What would that system look like? How would that indoctrination, in reality, look right now in America?
I find it very hard to visualise. I would suggest that at whatever point this indoctrination was occuring would directly result in a dramatic increase in failure rates for the progression to the next level of education; e.g. using my example above, those 5 year olds would have sub-standard levels of math ability if instead of learning to count they only learned about diversity, therefore they would then fail any test which objectively tested their ability to count.
Of this could be covered/hidden by the fact that the tests could be getting modified to test for political correctness rather than traditional areas.
Is this happening? Are the students failing more and more? Are the tests changing?
For example: Would you find certain facts, like that over (1) 90% of America's collegiate faculty are of a certain political ideology, and (2) the other ideology is not respected, (3) completely misrepresented, and even (4) openly encouraged to be attacked?
(1) I would see that as a problem only if corruption/neopotism is a factor in why this 90% representation has come about. Is there any reason why an academic of the 10% political idealogy would not be able to to become a professor of something which has nothing to do with politics? (e.g. science, engineering, etc., even economics and law principles do not need a specific political alignment in which to be taught).
(2) and (3) I am going to need to see some actual evidence here. And how if it exists what possible relevance does it have to the education delivered at colleges/universities?
(4) The single most important lesson you will ever learn at college/university is how to think critically. This involves, at its heart, attacking preconceived notions and questioning the rationale behind them. I would hope that not only is this political idealogy being attacked, but every school of thought across the entire spectrum is being challenged and questioned by the students studying them.