Tuesday, August 24, 2004

Ah, he's back 

Winston, that is.
The new term starts next week, and I have already attended some meetings for the Freshman Indoctrination course, meetings which confirmed my fears that the course was designed primarily with an ideological agenda in mind. It's amazing what people will say when they assume they are in a room filled with like-minded comrades. I am definitely expected to use this course as a means by which to "liberate" my students from the conservative thought of their parents. For some reason, it is assumed that all students have conservative parents, and that their high school cirriculum was likewise conservative. Frankly, I'd love to know which high schools are still presenting a positive reading of Christopher Columbus. According to many of the teachers in the room, he remains a hero in most American history textbooks.
Must have been Minnesota. Winston is talking about the course he described here, which I commented on here. He reports that he and J.V.C. will be crossblogging the experience of being lower-middle income students in the humanities. We'll follow that conversation closely and comment when needed. As the economist looking over their shoulders, it's the least I can do. (Winston, please turn on your RSS feed.)