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Saturday, January 14, 2017

What Went Wrong in US Higher Ed? Harvard Tells the Story

The Daily Signal


. . . "The American education system was established on the basis of objective truth—what was once called “capital T Truth.” But that firm grasp of objective truth has been replaced with moral relativism, and specifically, with secular humanism.

"As more colleges and universities were established in the 18th century, schools began to adopt new secular humanist ideas. The purpose and meaning of learning has changed from what it was in 1636 to a system that assumes the truth of secular humanism instead.

"Today, American universities, particularly Harvard and its sister Ivy League universities, have relinquished their role as mentors for students.

"For example, in 2013, nearly an entire government class at Harvard was caught cheating, and the professor and teaching assistant were partly to blame for the scandal. In 2015, a student at Yale University was called a “bigot” and pressured by peers to leave campus because of her conservative beliefs. In Florida, a humanities professor punished a student by giving her “zero” grades on assignments for refusing to agree with his humanist bias." . . .  Hat tip to Jeff Hayden; Plano, TX

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