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Saturday, March 05, 2005

Communists identified

Interesting article, it turns out that communist indoctrination is in Junior College these days too.

The stars, which unnerved some instructors, were accompanied by a copy of a state Education Code section prohibiting the teaching of communism with the "intent to indoctrinate" students.

"It makes me a little anxious," philosophy instructor Michael Aparicio said.
I really like the line in the Education Code at the school:
The code's first sentence says: "No teacher giving instruction in any school ... shall advocate or teach communism with the intent to indoctrinate or to inculcate in the mind of any pupil a preference for communism."
Even if it appears that the professors didn't even know it was in there!
Faculty members were outraged by the stealthy posting and surprised to find the code prohibition on the advocacy of communism, he said.
How unprofessional do you have to be to have not read the Education Code of a school when its your job to teach there?
"The accusation of teaching communism in the classroom is laughable," Giordano said, noting communism is not illegal and the U.S. Constitution is "indifferent" to both communism and capitalism.
Um, Mr. Giordano (an English teacher) we're not talking about the legal nature of teaching Communism, we're talking about the school's right to set standards for education. If you'd like to teach communism (in an English class?) feel free to do it on your own dime.

I expect we'll start to see more of this sort of thing, as the academy gets closer scrutiny based on Ward Churchill's comments.

Your Co-Conspirator,
ARC: Brian