Chariho School Parents’ Forum

October 10, 2009

Is it any wonder our graduates are so poorly prepared

Filed under: Higher Education — Editor @ 8:51 am

From the ProJo

The Foundation for Intellectual Diversity has assailed Brown University’s hiring of a Nigerian author who the group says is known for denouncing British author Joseph Conrad as a “bloody racist” and says Brown should “rethink” its plans to expand its Africana studies program.

“It is unfortunate that Brown continues to buy into this empty notion of diversity based on race, sex and ethnicity,” said Stephen Beale, the foundation’s president.

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7 Comments »

  1. i can’t wait for thanksgiving.

    Comment by thanks — October 13, 2009 @ 4:05 pm | Reply

  2. I think im going to put my winter fertilizer down today.

    Comment by today — October 14, 2009 @ 12:28 pm | Reply

  3. ….as if we needed more proof!

    Comment by RS — October 14, 2009 @ 2:45 pm | Reply

  4. great day to mow the lawn. its suppose to be rainy and cold the rest of the week

    Comment by mow — October 14, 2009 @ 3:54 pm | Reply

  5. Thanks for my retirement money Hopkinton.Backwards or Stupid, you can’t lose.

    Comment by Barry — October 15, 2009 @ 3:36 pm | Reply

  6. dont worry there barry, bill felkner will handle it

    Comment by no — October 15, 2009 @ 4:29 pm | Reply

  7. The priniples of Socialism at work.

    An economics professor at a local college made a statement that he had never failed a single student before,
    but had recently failed an entire class.
    That class had insisted that Obama’s socialism worked and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer.
    The professor then said, “OK, we will have an experiment in this class on Obama’s plan”.
    All grades would be averaged and everyone would receive the same grade so no one would fail and no one would receive an A.
    After the first test, the grades were averaged and everyone got a B.
    The students who studied hard were upset and the students who studied little were happy.
    As the second test rolled around, the students who studied little had studied even less and the ones who studied hard decided they wanted a free ride too so they studied little.
    The second test average was a D!
    No one was happy.
    When the 3rd test rolled around, the average was an F.
    The scores never increased as bickering, blame and name-calling all resulted in hard feelings and no one would study for the benefit of anyone else.
    All failed, to their great surprise, and the professor told them that socialism would also ultimately fail because when the reward is great, the effort to succeed is great but when government takes all the reward away, no one will try or want to succeed.

    Could not be any simpler than that.

    Comment by RS — January 13, 2010 @ 12:23 pm | Reply


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