Political Wrinkles  

Go Back   Political Wrinkles > General Discussion > Education & Curriculum
Register FAQDonate PW Store PW Trivia Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Education & Curriculum Discuss Colorado school dials back 'bias response team' amid censorship complaints at the General Discussion; Colorado school dials back 'bias response team' amid censorship complaints | Fox News After Heat Street reported earlier this month ...

Reply
 
Share LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 06-27-2016, 02:27 PM
MrLiberty's Avatar
professional curmudgeon
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Gender: Male
Posts: 30,480
Thanks: 21,849
Thanked 18,565 Times in 11,913 Posts
Default Colorado school dials back 'bias response team' amid censorship complaints

Colorado school dials back 'bias response team' amid censorship complaints | Fox News

Quote:
After Heat Street reported earlier this month on how the University of Northern Colorado’s Bias Response Team policed speech on campus and in the classroom, a university spokesperson has told the local newspaper “there are some pieces that we can do better next time.”

“We do not want to be in the process of censoring—that is not the intent,” the dean of students, Katrina Rodriguez, told the Greeley Tribune this week.

After reviewing more than 200 pages of records, Heat Street revealed that the Bias Response Team had asked professors to change their teaching style and lessons after students reported being offended. In both cases, the professors had asked their students to weigh opposing arguments about social issues, including gay and transgender rights.

“I would say that there are some aspects that we can revisit,” Rodriguez told the Greeley Tribune, which followed up Sunday on Heat Street’s report about how the Bias Response Team shut down classroom debate. “There could have been perhaps another way to look into this.”

By deadline, Rodriguez had not responded to our inquiry about what, specifically, the Bias Response Team planned to change and how soon those changes would take effect.

Three other administrators in the Dean of Student’s Office, which oversees the Bias Response Team, also could not be immediately reached for comment.

The records reviewed by Heat Street also showed that the Bias Response Team had hung 680 posters on campus warning students against “offensive” words and phrases, including “crazy,” “hey guys” and “poor college student.”

Earlier this month, Rodriguez told Heat Street that equating these posters to censorship was “a flawed premise.”

The existence of Bias Response Teams—and the concerns about their censorious potential—is not limited to the University of Northern Colorado. The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education has identified more than 150 Bias Response Teams nationwide.
There was a time not long ago when College was a place to bring new ideas and thoughts out in the open. Opinions by others were looked upon as a way of learning. Today, not so much, because today we have a generation that is so weak minded that they must be protected from new ideas and offensive speech. How sad for this country that some day these tender little soft minded *******s will be in charge.
__________________
Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war.

Donald Trump
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to MrLiberty For This Useful Post:
Reply

Tags
amid, back, bias, censorship, colorado, complaints, dials, response, school, team

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:09 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0