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Former Portland University Professor Warns Colleges ‘Totally Untethered to Reality’

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A former Portland State University professor is alerting parents that colleges are among the “worst” places for a developing student. He should know, a college professor in one of the most liberal areas of the country has likely seen a lot. Peter Boghossian says colleges are the breeding ground for woke cults.

Speaking on the “Glenn Beck Podcast” Boghossian explains how the dangerous ideologies that started in our schools have now spread nationwide as people abandon reality for “anti-civics” and global elites work to transform our lives without inviting us to the table.

“You don’t want to learn things that are false, it’s better to not do it at all,” he said. “We have institutions now that are teaching people things that are totally untethered to reality. They’re just clearly false. They’re demonstrably false.”

As one specific example of complete misinformation, Boghossian uses obesity as an example: “My mom died from complications of type-2 diabetes. She struggled with her weight her whole life, and now we have people — ideologues with jobs for life — teaching ‘fat studies’, telling people about ‘fat acceptance,'” he said.

“This is a horror show … and young women are particularly susceptible to it. It’s far better that my daughter does not go into one of those environments.”

Boghossian himself is suggesting to his daughter that she attend a vocational school or apprenticeship over college. He also is warning other parents that “people outside the universities, they don’t understand how bad it is.”

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  1. schutzhund

    April 7, 2022 at 11:04 am

    Please stop using, when talking about today’s Leftist, the honorable term of Liberal. They are nos such thing

  2. Jeff Curran

    April 21, 2022 at 1:22 pm

    When I attended one of the Universities in Washington State the “Professor” in my Western History class stated that the cBerlin wall was to keep out westerners.” I asked him if he had ever been there? During its use he stated that he was still in high school when it came down. And was totally flabbergasted when i told him that I was there in the military before and after it was dismantled. And that the East Germany gun positions pointed in to East Germany the same with the mine fields to keep people from fleeing to the Western side. Its sad that some of the students know more about “Real history than the instructor’s.”

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Harvard Reinstates Standardized Testing Requirement for Admissions

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Harvard University announcement it will reverse its test-optional policy and reinstate standardized testing as a requirement for admission. The move has stirred a contentious debate within the academic community. Effective for applicants seeking entry in the fall of 2025, Harvard College will mandate the submission of either SAT or ACT scores, with limited exceptions for circumstances hindering access to these exams.

Hoekstra contends that standardized tests provide crucial predictive insights into a student’s potential for success in higher education and beyond. By reinstating the testing requirement, Harvard seeks to gather more comprehensive data, particularly beneficial for identifying talent across diverse socioeconomic backgrounds.

Proponents of the move, like Harvard Kennedy School’s political economy professor David J. Deming, emphasize the universality of standardized tests, arguing that they offer a level playing field for all applicants. Deming underscores the accessibility of these tests compared to other metrics like personal essays, which may favor privileged students with greater resources.

However, the decision has sparked criticism from those who argue that standardized tests perpetuate inequities in admissions. Critics point to studies, such as those conducted by Harvard economists Raj Chetty and others, which highlight disparities in access to advanced courses and extracurricular opportunities among students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

The controversy surrounding Harvard’s policy shift reflects broader concerns within higher education about equity, diversity, and inclusion. While standardized testing may offer a standardized measure of academic aptitude, it also raises questions about its ability to accurately assess a student’s potential in light of systemic educational disparities.

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