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Dueling Commencement Speeches Week in Higher Education

Dueling Commencement Speeches Week in Higher Education

Your weekly report on campus news.

When it comes to commencement speeches, some people are more welcome than others.

Some people can get away with saying anything.

Have you noticed that higher education is now setting back race relations?

All leftism, all the time.

Free speech updates.


Of course they do.

Voices of reason.


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It seems the Comprachicos have won.
“They do not place a child into a vase to adjust his body to its contours. They place him into a “Progressive” nursery school to adjust him to society.
The Progressive nursery schools start a child’s education at the age of three. Their view of a child’s needs is militantly anti-cognitive and anti-conceptual. A child of that age, they claim, is too young for cognitive training; his natural desire is not to learn, but to play. The development of his conceptual faculty, they claim, is an unnatural burden that should not be imposed on him; he should be free to act on his spontaneous urges and feelings in order to express his subconscious desires, hostilities and fears. The primary goal of a Progressive nursery school is “social adjustment”; this is to be achieved by means of group activities, in which a child is expected to develop both “self-expression’ (in the form of anything he might feel like doing) and conformity to the group.”

Written August-December 1970.
Published in The New Left: The Anti-Industrial Revolution, 1970

Rick the Curmudgeon | May 21, 2017 at 12:57 am

I’m beginning to hate “Prom-And-Fighting-Over-Graduation-Ceremonies” season.