Sunday, November 4, 2007

Delaware - Where the Obsessive Totalitarians Live

No really....This is from last week but it's so infuriating I had to post it anyway. Read this and weep for modern education.

This is absolutely disgusting to me. Check out this quote:

The university suggests that at one-on-one sessions with students, RAs should ask intrusive personal questions such as “When did you discover your sexual identity?” Students who express discomfort with this type of questioning often meet with disapproval from their RAs, who write reports on these one-on-one sessions and deliver these reports to their superiors.

Apparently, your constitutionally protected right to privacy ends in a college dormitory. So much for the free-wheeling campuses of yore. Now we have communist-style indoctrination and spying on your fellow students.

What's really sad is the fact, this program was only halted because of FIRE and several bloggers who (rightfully) called them to the carpet for this bullshit. From FIRE's letter to the school:
FIRE reminded Harker of the Supreme Court’s decision in West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette (1943), a case decided during World War II that remains the law of the land. Justice Robert H. Jackson, writing for the Court, declared, “If there is any fixed star in our constitutional constellation, it is that 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.”

“The fact that the university views its students as patients in need of treatment for some sort of moral sickness betrays a total lack of respect not only for students’ basic rights, but for students themselves,” Lukianoff said.

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