Education Implosion

“Campuses today are a theatrical mashup of 1984 and Lord of the Flies, performed by people who don’t understand these references.” ~David Burge (source)

Over the past several weeks, we have seen the implosion of Western “higher education.”  Students now want to pay for the privilege of having their minds closed, only being exposed to ideas they agree with and that do not make them feel “bad” or “uncomfortable.”  These are the new totalitarians, and the world they will create will not be a fun place to live in.

Modern Educayshun (HT PattisonBlog):

Students Who Can’t Connect The Dots:

Neil Cavuto embarrasses student who wants free college and has no idea how to pay for it:

Some recent headlines documenting the meltdown of education:

Campus zealots hound student out of lectures and bars with shouts of ‘rapist’ after he dared to question the effectiveness of rape ‘consent workshops’

College campus protests: This is the generation that will destroy America

College Students Say Remembering 9/11 Is Offensive to Muslims

Conservative star ruled unsafe for young minds

How political correctness rules in America’s student ‘safe spaces’:  A student backlash against hearing words and ideas that oppose their own, citing emotional “trauma”, is changing the culture of the American campus writes Ruth Sherlock, US Editor from Harvard University

KATIE HOPKINS: We used to send young people to university to expand their horizons – now the main objective seems to be to close their minds

My trigger-warning disaster: “9 1/2 Weeks,” “The Wire” and how coddled young radicals got discomfort all wrong

On College Campuses, ‘Freedom Is Under Assault’

Politically correct universities ‘are killing free speech’:  “The letter says: “Few academics challenge censorship that emerges from students. It is important that more do, because a culture that restricts the free exchange of ideas encourages self-censorship and leaves people afraid to express their views in case they may be misinterpreted. This risks destroying the very fabric of democracy.”

Race row over Oxford University balls with 1920s and New Orleans themes amid claims it shows ‘a nostalgia to an era of history steeped in racism’

The Free Speech Apocalypse

The moment Yale students encircled and shouted down professor who told them to just ‘look away’ if they were offended by Halloween costumes

Husband-and-wife Yale professors resign in the wake of Halloween costume scandal: Couple driven out of politically correct campus

University Students Comforted with ‘Counseling’ after Seeing Confederate Flag on Laptop

Yale fail: Ivy leaguers sign ‘petition’ to repeal First Amendment

They also want your food:

Liberal students at Lena Dunham’s alma mater Oberlin College object to ‘culturally appropriative sushi’ and non-authentic Chinese food

Student backlash against political correctness:

White Student Union Facebook pages spread nationwide

Related:

Weaponized codes

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