This past year will be remembered as the year that freedom of speech (or the lack thereof) on U.S. campuses became international news.
What the blame-the-liberals campaign doesn't acknowledge, let alone insist, is that if students are petulant or frightened now and if deans and professors are pandering to them, it's not because of liberal ideology but mainly because the "retail-store university" regards them increasingly as customers.
And it could harm an entire generation of kids.
The rise of so-called "political correctness" is not the infantilizing of students. It is the long overdue voice given to the real experiences of all students.
Her email was tame, but the backlash became too much.
She was "totally valid" in a vacuum, but it's more complicated, he says.
I take offense against Erika Christakis, Nicholas Christakis and their supporters. If students had a party themed "Come as a Jew, holocaust victim or Hitler," there would be a collective uproar, no "Look away and stop being overly sensitive."
Hm, let's go to the research. Maybe if Gen X'ers stopped debating and started listening, they'd finally get it. Whaddaya
Adults -- teachers and parents -- need to help children understand that making mistakes is a normal part of learning.