Monday, May 15, 2017

Meet college president who won't tolerate 'snowflake rebellions'

'We've taught these kids this intellectual mush and this ideological narcissism'

Across the country, loud and sometime violent campus protesters are often met by administrators who ultimately give in to demands related to perceived slights on issues ranging from race to gender and sexuality to alleged hate speech. But one college president is fighting back, and he says the pursuit of truth – not unanimous political ideology – ought to be the goal of higher education.
Oklahoma Wesleyan University President Everett Piper burst on to the scene in late 2015 when he wrote an open letter to his students and famously explained their campus was not a day care but a university. He is also the author of the forthcoming book “Not A Day Care: A Coddled Nation is a Crippled Nation.”

..........“We’ve taught lousy ideas for decades in the academy, and we’re seeing lousy behavior on the campus green and in the campus quad today. These student rebellions, these snowflake rebellions, trigger warnings, microaggressions and safe spaces are being called for because we’ve taught these kids this intellectual mush and this ideological narcissism and nihilism”.......So why aren’t more administrators pushing back?.......“lack of spine, lack of courage, lack of conviction”............“Moms and dads, stop sending your kids to these institutions that teach this pablum, and send them to places that teach what’s actually objectively right and real and true and good,”..........Read more

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