So it’s not just that students refuse to countenance uncomfortable ideas -they refuse to engage them, period. Engagement is considered unnecessary, as the immediate, emotional reactions of students contain all the analysis and judgment that sensitive issues demand.
Yes. We know. Maybe it is time we had this conversation.
They have no experience with, interest in, or tendency to support intellectual freedom. Greg Lukianoff of Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) has pointed out that generally, students today do not support students who question the establishment.
They want to be educrats, not baristas. And that’s all they want.
Prof, you raised them. You own them. You suck it up. We have suffered enough. And we have definitely had enough.
See also: Pants in knot.
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