Merit and equity: Mutually exclusive

TOC's need to mention Kurt Vonnegut's short story Harrison Bergeron is accelerating. It's time to convert "bergeron" to a verb. A recent example from Beth Mitchneck (professor emerita at the University of Arizona), and Jessi L. Smith (associate vice chancellor for research at the University of Colorado.) We Must Name Systemic Changes in Support of… Continue reading Merit and equity: Mutually exclusive

Doktor Biden

Is Mrs. Biden's insistence on the honorific "Dr." pretentious. Yes. Should she cease demanding it? Yes. Are Democrats calling anyone who suggests these things sexist pigs? That's rhetorical. Did Mrs. Biden's Ed.D dissertation, STUDENT RETENTION AT THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE: MEETING STUDENTS’ NEEDS, meet student needs? Yes, if she's referring to herself in the plural. Yes,… Continue reading Doktor Biden

Mau-mauing the swamp dwellers

Facebook and YouTube continue to bury, or outright ban, well founded commentary on CCP virus public policy and the myriad election irregularities of which the Uniparty disapproves. They aren't alone. Amazon has banned books. Twitter banned all mention of Hunter Biden's laptop, including suspending the New York Post's account. That ban arguably lasted long enough… Continue reading Mau-mauing the swamp dwellers

Grammatically incorrect

Propagandists in the classroom are a luxury that the poor can afford least of all. While a mastery of mathematics and English can be a ticket out of poverty, a highly cultivated sense of grievance and resentment is not.-Thomas Sowell Jeff Jacoby has a piece worth reading at Jewish World Review on the Rutgers English… Continue reading Grammatically incorrect

Bab’l, Towr of

Rutgers English Department to deemphasize traditional grammar ‘in solidarity with Black Lives Matter’ “Under a so-called critical grammar pedagogy, “This approach challenges the familiar dogma that writing instruction should limit emphasis on grammar/sentence-level issues so as to not put students from multilingual, non-standard ‘academic’ English backgrounds at a disadvantage,” the email states. [So long as… Continue reading Bab’l, Towr of

Never is heard a discouraging word

COVID-19 shows we're more risk averse than post-World War II Americans Of course. Because the Nanny State has been reaching out from university campuses for decades: Where 'safe spaces' segregated by race and 'gender' are festooned with the adult coloring books, Play-Doh, blankies, and puppy videos with which the road to serfdom infantilization 'maturity' is… Continue reading Never is heard a discouraging word

Stop it!

Harvard researchers say social distancing may be needed into 2022 Detailed models suggest the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 could resurge as late as 2024. The worst secondary effect of the CCP virus pandemic is the press coverage. CNET should be ashamed and so should Harvard. The idea that CCP virus will come back is intuitively… Continue reading Stop it!