Far-left faculty workshops in universities throughout the United States are telling professors not to grade based on merit, as doing so would maintain white language supremacy.
These workshops, which are hosted by different organizations in different states, don’t only target ultra-progressive universities in blue states. Even educators in states such as Tennessee, Michigan, and Idaho are being told that grading students based on their writing capabilities in inherently racist.
Not surprisingly, a lot of the content in these workshops is shrouded in secrecy. The workshop in Boise, Idaho, for instance, is being offered by Boise State Uniting for Inclusion and Leadership in Diversity’s certificate program. Those who try to learn more about the event are required to sign on as a participant. However, a look at similar events held at other universities offers a chilling picture of what taxpayer-funded Boise University professors may use as their grading criteria in the near future.
A similar workshop held at American University explicitly told professors that they should grade student writing based solely on the amount of labor put into the writing, not on the quality of the work submitted. Professors were urged to re-examine course material to ensure that it doesn’t “promote or reinforce racist practices.” A seminar by the exact same name as that being provided by BUILD in Idaho was held at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. In this seminar, professors were urged to consider diversity and inclusion when grading students on what should be non-subjective subjects.
A closer look into BUILD’s workshop offerings shows that those who attend this seminar can expect a lot of far-left propaganda on topics not related to education at all. These include topics such as implicit bias in the academic workplace, syllabus accessibility, and supporting the LGBTQIA community.
It’s hard to overstate the damage these workshops are causing. Students who are used to being graded based on “effort” rather than “results” will be in for a very rude awakening when they graduate. In fact, spending a great deal of time doing something may work against a future employee. To make matters worse, students who go to university expecting an advanced education won’t receive the input they need. Fields like the maths and sciences should not be subjective; there are only right answers and wrong ones.
What is more, business owners who realize that universities are no longer turning out competent graduates will fail to hire these graduates altogether, turning instead to automation or apprenticeships to find the help needed. In the end, a diploma earned after four years of an “inclusive” education won’t be worth much.
Sadly, those who are hurt by the new drive to eradicate “racism” and “white supremacy” from common educational subjects are the very same minorities that progressives say they want to help. The best way to “be inclusive” is to hold everyone to the same high standards. However, such a simple approach seems to be unacceptable to today’s far-left activists.