Profs at Miami U. Pout Over State of Teaching in Trump Era
“the current situation we find ourselves in”
The next four to eight years are going to be very long for some people.
The College Fix reports:
Professors at Miami University lament state of teaching in the Trump era
Adding to the perceived angst regarding the state of education in the Donald Trump era, professors at Miami University recently pondered — worried about — (how) teaching has changed in the year following the 2016 Election Day surprise.
Given the political and cultural myopia of many of the profs’ remarks, it should come as little surprise how Mr. Trump won.
For example, as reported by The Miami Student, Sociology Department chair Stephen Lippman said “I thought, ‘Geez, what does this mean?’ Is the polarization and contentiousness, the anger that seemed to infiltrate the election, is that going to carry over into my class now?”
As if Trump alone was responsible for that?
History Department chair Wietse de Boer noted he “observed his colleagues teaching and speaking with greater caution, not wanting to be accused of politicizing their work.”
“Some faculty may also be watching their words,” he said, “which is an unfortunate outcome of the current situation we find ourselves in.”
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Those who have been teaching their students HOW to think vs. WHAT to think have nothing to worry about. Those who are worried know that they have been indoctrinating vs. teaching.