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@adbono posted:

I don’t comment on everything that’s posted on here that I don’t like. Again you are making assumptions. What I did do was relate to the board an experience that my son had at UTD. And that generated snide comments from anotherparent (as it hit too close to home) and piling on from you along with a history lesson that wasn’t relevant to the conversation. Great stuff!

Well, I'm sorry for what I did imply, but not what I didn't.  And I do appreciate the value you bring to the site.

BTW was your son on the roster at UTD in 2018? If so, our sons have played against each other.  Just looked it up.  Mine had a pretty good game.

To circle back . I'd assume you feel this way because you agree with the students on campus who feel the need for safe spaces? Who riot when a university decides to allow a speaker on campus who might have an unpopular point of view?  When asked to express a view point of this country it's one of distain and competent.

I have a son on campus and he feels intimated to express his feelings in the classroom because of the pushback he'll get from his fellow students and professors.

So much kinder .......

I'm someone you might describe as a liberal. Safe spaces are dumb, and I'm a big fan of the Pres of UofChicago on this issue. However, the notion that the desire for safe spaces is unique to the left is demonstrably incorrect. It's an American problem, not a problem of the left or right.

@JCG posted:

Well, I'm sorry for what I did imply, but not what I didn't.  And I do appreciate the value you bring to the site.

BTW was your son on the roster at UTD in 2018? If so, our sons have played against each other.  Just looked it up.  Mine had a pretty good game.

Appreciate the olive branch of sorts. My son had an arm injury fall of 2015 and rehabbed spring of 2016. He didn’t go back after that year so he never appeared on a spring roster.

@adbono posted:

The majority of our universities have a liberal bias. That just a fact and I’m entitled to my opinion about that. Whether anyone else likes  my opinion or agrees with it is none of my concern. But to try to associate me with the greatest crimes against humanity in the history of the world, just because you don’t agree with my opinion (about a fact) is insanity. It’s unbelievable how any rational person could even go there.

That's just funny.

Look, my comment was simply that people come on this site all the time, saying that the coach doesn't like their son, it's all politics, and what should he do?  The advice for baseball seems to be, stop whining, put your head down, and be the best baseball player you can be.  Why would it be different with academics?  I'm pretty sure we've also seen people saying that the teammates don't like my son...  How is that different from not liking other students?  

"Safe spaces" are for people who don't like what other people are saying.  The concept is silly, but the term is way over-used.

Look, my comment was simply that people come on this site all the time, saying that the coach doesn't like their son, it's all politics, and what should he do?  The advice for baseball seems to be, stop whining, put your head down, and be the best baseball player you can be.  Why would it be different with academics?  I'm pretty sure we've also seen people saying that the teammates don't like my son...  How is that different from not liking other students?  

"Safe spaces" are for people who don't like what other people are saying.  The concept is silly, but the term is way over-used.

Oh, I know exactly what the point of your comment was - and it wasn’t for the benefit of anyone else on this board.

Politics on campus hasn’t changed much from when I went (70’s) and my kids went (10’s). I advised my kids to do what I did. Give the liberal professors what they want. Then walk away laughing with your A knowing they could never survive the real world.

I asked my kids what they learned in high school and undergrad college that’s actually useful today. My son responded, the business finance teacher in high school who taught him how to play the stock market. My daughter said her high school science classes helped get her through her college science classes. But they have nothing to do with her career as a lawyer. She was the only forensic science graduate in her law school.

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In most every aspect of life there are balances. You have to defend your beliefs. Not the case in college. There is one side and it’s easier to pretend to believe it and take your A, because they will not give you the A if you disagree. It’s lazy of the professors and it’s not education. No amount of research is going to put you at a balanced school. There aren’t enough of them. We paid 65k a year to send our kids to a private school that by all accounts should be AT LEAST balanced, yet we have tons of very outspoken, liberal professors. The parent page is absolutely full of parents that are p*ssed off that our kids  have to play dumb and get the easy A because the professors can’t be challenged. EVERYONE should want logical debate. That is learning. That is education. Silencing a side you don’t agree with is lazy and the reason we are having the issue with ego centric kids. Most never have to, or never get to, defend their position.  My son actually had a professor put on a test,  Katrina is an example of: (answer: a racist storm).  He said he just had to laugh. Colleges will be obsolete soon.  People are going to get tired of sending their kids off to dumb them down with someone’s misguided agenda. The bias is blatant and if you don’t see it, you are wearing blinders.

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