Since last spring, the "Professor Watchlist" has allowed right-wing students at American universities to anonymously blacklist the professors "who discriminate against conservative students, promote anti-American values, and advance leftist propaganda in the classroom."
The petty grievances of the easily traumatized "conservative" students are hilarious in their fragility: there's the Constitutional Law prof who criticized Scalia’s dissent in the Obergefell decision is "a threat to American democracy"; there's a biology prof who made fun of Creationism; another biologist who made a joke about shooting students who corrected his equations during his lectures -- an endless cascade of whining by conservatives who can't get through a day of classes without needing a safe space where they won't encounter any contradictory ideas.
But this grudge-list takes on a more sinister aspect in the contemporary political climate, ruled by a man who nursed a grudge about a joke in Spy magazine for decades, who boasts about "getting even" with his detractors, and who demands deference above all other virtues.
Professor Watchlist [Turning Point USA]
America’s public education system is failing the citizens of Detroit, where the Detroit Regional Workforce Fund reports that 47% of people in Detroit are illiterate. In nearby suburbs, up to one-third are functionally illiterate.
The Mercator projection maps we’re all familiar with dates to a 16th-centry Flemish cartographer who wanted to emphasize colonial trade routes; as a result, it vastly distorts the relative sizes and positions of the world’s continents, swelling Europe and North America to absurd proportions and shrinking South America and Africa.
This nifty interactive map shows education levels of everyone over 25, with red representing less than high school continuing up the spectrum to blue meaning graduate degree.
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