Monday, February 06, 2006

Groupthink in Schools of Education

George Will recently wrote a troubling column in Newsweek about political correctness in schools of education, where teachers are expected to have the correct "disposition" -- meaning "progressive" political beliefs.

Sunday's Washington Post had more on this subject in a column by Frederick Hess titled "Schools of Reeducation?" (Hat tip: The Corner.) Hess describes how "teachers colleges have begun to regulate the dispositions and beliefs of those who would teach in our nation's classrooms."

Scary stuff.


Blogger Mrs. Happy Housewife said...

This is why I haven't yet completed my degree. I majored in education and couldn't swallow anymore PC indoctrination. Two of our requirements are Latin American History and African-American History but not one class in teaching theory (or American History)is needed to complete the degree.

5:14 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

That is fascinating -- yet sad. The lack of interest in American History is particularly troubling. I wonder if things will ever turn around for the better in this area.

8:27 AM  

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