Higher Orthodoxy

The continued erosion of the quality of college education in this country is highlighted by this George Will column. It’s a devastating critique about students being forced to adhere to a rigid orthodoxy imposed on them by their professors:

In 1943, the Supreme Court, affirming the right of Jehovah’s Witnesses children to refuse to pledge allegiance to the U.S. flag in schools, declared: “No official, high or petty, can prescribe what shall be orthodox in politics, nationalism, religion or other matters of opinion, or force citizens to confess by word or act their faith therein.” Today that principle is routinely traduced, coast to coast, by officials who are petty in several senses.

They are teachers at public universities, in schools of social work. A study prepared by the National Association of Scholars, a group that combats political correctness on campuses, reviews social work education programs at 10 major public universities and comes to this conclusion: Such programs mandate an ideological orthodoxy to which students must subscribe concerning “social justice” and “oppression.”

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One response to “Higher Orthodoxy

  1. “No official, high or petty, can prescribe what shall be orthodox in politics, nationalism, religion or other matters of opinion, or force citizens to confess by word or act their faith therein.”

    It’s not a cakewalk countering such people. When JWs were first expelled from school for defying compulsory flag salute (they don’t salute flags….religious reason, not political…see 2nd commandment) they lost the first Supreme Court battle, 8:1. It was the signal for a wave of violence against them. Three years later the Court reversed itself, 5:4.

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