“In total, 38% of the kinds of people who once marched around campus chanting about decolonization go on to teaching careers.”
Have you ever wondered why the education field is so radical? It’s because it’s full of radicals.
Jay P Greene & Jason Bedrick write at the Washington Examiner:
Former campus radicals now teach your children
Academia has an extremism problem. The watchdog group Canary Mission has identified and created online profiles for more than 1,300 student radicals over the past decade. These radicals are among the worst of the worst.
As Canary Mission puts it, they “promote hatred of the USA, Israel and Jews on North American college campuses.” While in college, they disrupted events sponsored by Jewish student groups, agitated for the release of convicted terrorists, accused the U.S. and Israel of settler colonialism, and called for the boycott, disinvestment, and sanction of Israel. Some of the campus radicals identified by Canary Mission wrote online things such as “Jews are our dogs” and, in Arabic, “may Allah obliterate the Jews.”
What do these hateful ideologues do after obtaining their diplomas? To find out, we searched for the career histories of a sample of 300 former campus radicals identified by Canary Mission. More than a quarter of them are in higher education, either as graduate instructors or as professors. One-tenth of them work in schools for younger children.
In total, 38% of the kinds of people who once marched around campus chanting about decolonization go on to teaching careers. This is more than double the 16% who pursue careers as activists in advocacy organizations. Teaching pays better and offers a larger captive audience.
According to Canary Mission, one of the campus radicals whose career we tracked was involved in “violently disrupting an event hosted by Students Supporting Israel on the UCLA campus” while a group of protesters chanted the genocidal slogan “from the river to the sea, Palestine will be free!” She is now a graduate student teaching courses at that same university. Another campus radical we examined wrote a piece alleging, according to Canary Mission, “that Zionist Jews bankroll nearly all of American politics.” He now teaches literature courses at an Ivy League university.
Education is a common career path for former campus radicals. @JasonBedrick and I sampled 300 @canarymission alums to see what occupations they were in. The largest group (38%) went into education — 28% higher ed & 10% K12. https://t.co/VRc1tnxC31 https://t.co/8P7H52mb2J
— Jay P. Greene (@jaypgreene) October 23, 2023
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