In the continuing deterioration of the American Education system, two disgusting events continue to unfold. The Wall Street Journal Opinion Diary the jack off in Colorado, Wart Mosquehill;
By the looks of the paper's investigation, it was amazing that Mr. Churchill ever found work in the first place, quite irrespective of his inflammatory and unpopular views. His scholarship was found by the paper to be riddled with invented facts and outright plagiarism. Colorado University in Boulder had originally hired him to teach ethnic studies in part because he claimed to be part Cherokee, but the claim was untrue and Mr. Churchill knew it all along despite citing family lore to the contrary. One reader wrote to the newspaper to say that if Mr. Churchill was entitled to a professorship for being Cherokee, the reader deserved one for being short -- a claim he could at least verify -- and thus demanded a "full professorship in Modest Stature in the Vertical Studies department at the University of Colorado."
The university is still mustering the courage to fire Mr. Churchill despite its own paralyzing tenure rules. Meanwhile, the punch line: With fewer out-of-state students now flocking to the school, the university has proposed rewarding itself with a whopping 28% tuition hike on some in-state undergrads. Gov. Bill Owens, who has fumed about the Churchill matter and a university football sex scandal for months, blew up: "They've lost out-of-state students because of the publicity about Ward Churchill and the football scandals. So instead of tightening their belts, cutting overhead and requiring professors to teach one more class, they raise their prices."
and not to be undone......Columbia's Jewhating Anti-American Rashid Khalidi. While Columbia was considering appointment of this virulent antisemite to and Israel Chair at the University, FrontPagemag.com is reporting Princeton is getting in on the action! To read it is still not to believe it;
Princeton University continues to consider hiring embattled Columbia University professor Rashid Khalidi for its newly-endowed Robert Niehaus chair in Contemporary Middle East Studies. Khalidi, a specialist on Palestinian politics and history, has become controversial for his highly politicized mix of polemics and history. He has sought to rebut criticism, arguing that questioning his scholarship infringes on his first amendment rights. Speaking at Columbia University on April 4, 2005, for example, he said, "Freedom of speech and academic freedom are particularly necessary for unpopular and difficult ideas, for conventional ideas, for ideas that challenge reigning orthodoxy."
Judgment matters. Next to plagiarism—of which Khalidi has also been accused recently—deliberate omission, failure to judge sources, and eschewing primary source and field research are the greatest academic sins a professor can commit.
The education system continues to be a mind clubbing tool of the radical left and radical islamists. Think I'm crazy? Just check the cover of TIME magazine this week, whose side are they on? This is the enemy.