here.Posted by Mary Grabar, April 30, 2013: Exiled: Stories from Conservative and Moderate Professors Who Have Been Ridiculed, Ostracized, Marginalized, Demonized, and Frozen Out is now on Kindle! Buy it
Exiled contributor Malcolm Allen ("The Most Sacred Part of Them: Professors Behaving Badly") spoke recently at the Fox Valley Conservative Forum. He is pictured to the left, with the John Deere sign serving as a nice backdrop. Dissident Prof is heartened to hear about these forums, here in Georgia and in Wisconsin too! There still is a remnant in our population interested in issues beyond pop culture (and race, class, and gender)!
His talk is titled, "The Plight of Conservatives in Liberal Academia," and his dispatch is here:
Exiled: This Is What Social Justice Looks Like." The author, Janice Fiamengo, is a professor of English at the University of Ottawa, and a frequent contributor to PJ Media. She captures the essence of the collection (all credit to my great contributors) with the same verve they display. Order the book here or through Amazon. Then, put it on your calendar, May 6,Posted April 15, 2013, by Mary Grabar: It's Tax Day, but please treat yourself sometime and read this great review of the latest Dissident Prof title, Exiled, in today's PJ Media. It's titled "
Posted April 12, 2013, by Mary Grabar: Videos of the Panel, April 1, 2013, "Intellectual Bias: Do Colleges Discriminate against Conservatives?" Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia,
with colleagues, Tim Furnish and Mel Fein, and KSU students from Kennesaw Libertarians
You can watch the rest here:
Then check out this blog post by Barbara Donnelly Lane in the Marietta Daily Journal. Dissident Prof appreciates that she came to the event. As I posted in my comment, I began a poetic analysis of Tupac Shakur's lyrics--meter, rhyme, diction...but then realized I could not quote his words in a family newspaper. The young man she mentions apparently is a graduate student studying International Conflict Management at Kennesaw. He has a certificate in Peacebuilding and Human Rights.
Dissident Prof gives extra credit to the KSU students who participated on the panel! We need more allies like them to speak out about how close-minded many liberal professors are. A+ guys!
All in all a great night, with almost 100 attending. Thank you, Professor Fein, for setting this up.
Trade Books and the Common Core: Where Do They Meet?By Mary Grabar, Posted April 3, 2013: Why is Marc Aronson, radical history professor and liar about communism, J. Edgar Hoover, and the Cold War presented as a panelist at the April 10 Publishers Weekly Discussion Series,
He is one of the many radical Common Core entrepreneurs that I wrote about in my Accuracy in Media report, "Terrorist Professor Bill Ayers and Obama's Federal School Curriculum." Aronson is part of Stanford University's "Reading Like a Historian Project," supposedly intended to make students more excited about history, but really intended to make them radically skeptical of our nation's history of exceptionalism. Stanford University, of course, is the academic home of Linda Darling-Hammond, close associate of Bill Ayers.
Stanford seems to be producing a lot of material for Common Core (which is also promoted by the PBS Education site), like Reading Like a Historian published by Teachers College Press, also publisher of many of Ayers's so-called "education" books. The catalogue description includes a promotional blurb by Darling-Hammond.
To see what "Teaching Like a Historian" is supposed to look like watch this video from The Teaching Channel, which is promoted by the Department of Education. See for yourself if this is an objective presentation of source materials. Are Malcolm X's speeches the "foundational documents of American history" as presented by promoters? Yes, students are exposed to "foundational documents," but those documents are chosen by the textbook writers. They are also determined by the test writers, like radical Stanford professor Linda Darling-Hammond.
- Common Core Teaching: Demonstrating a Crucifixion
- Kennesaw State Panel Discussion: Discrimination Against Conservatives
- Sparky the Cat, Shakespeare, and T.S. Eliot
- National Association of Scholars and the Maze of Higher Ed
- Academic Discrimination Denial: Neil Gross & Co.
- Bill Ayers in Retirement
- Fighting Common Core, We the People
- Black History Month Contraries
- Mary's Contraries, January 25, 2013
- An Online Apocalypse for Higher Ed?