After Brexit, snowflake professors need to grow up

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December 12, 2016
by Dennis Hayes  
Posted in Commentary

Stupid, racist and uneducated -- many academics I know think that these three words characterise the 17.4 million people who voted for Brexit. After the referendum, many of these same academics spent time publicly crying and ranting about the vote. Once the hysteria had passed, there was a period of agonising self-blame: 'We've failed as teachers!' 'What more could we have done?' But this lament wasn't about education, it wasn't about academics' failure to teach English, history, maths, physics and all the other disciplines that constitute the university. No, these academics felt that they had failed to instil students with particular behaviours, beliefs and attitudes. These academics see higher education as having aims beyond the pursuit of knowledge within the disciplines. They believe that the university is ultimately concerned with 'social justice.'" (12/12/16)  

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