Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Advocating the American Dream may cost you your teaching certificate in MN

It's now official. Not only is passing on Western civilization declasse among the Educrats, advocating the American Dream may end up costing you your teaching license in some places. We go now to Katherine Kersten at the Wonderland desk of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Star-Tribune:

Do you believe in the American dream -- the idea that in this country, hardworking people of every race, color and creed can get ahead on their own merits? If so, that belief may soon bar you from getting a license to teach in Minnesota public schools -- at least if you plan to get your teaching degree at the University of Minnesota's Twin Cities campus.

In a report compiled last summer, the Race, Culture, Class and Gender Task Group at the U's College of Education and Human Development recommended that aspiring teachers there must repudiate the notion of "the American Dream" in order to obtain the recommendation for licensure required by the Minnesota Board of Teaching.

...The report advocates making race, class and gender politics the "overarching framework" for all teaching courses at the U. It calls for evaluating future teachers in both coursework and practice teaching based on their willingness to fall into ideological lockstep.
Further proof that the foxes are in charge of the educational henhouse. More here.

HT: Karnick on Culture

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