By Tyler Durden
Just When You Thought Colleges Could Not Spout Loonier Ideas…
Authored by Walter Williams, op-ed via Townhall.com,
Just when we thought colleges could not spout loonier ideas, we have a new one from American University.
They hired a professor to teach other professors to grade students based on their “labor” rather than their writing ability.
The professor that American University hired to teach that nonsense is Asao B. Inoue, who is a professor at the University of Washington in Tacoma in interdisciplinary arts and sciences. He is also the director of the university’s writing center. Inoue believes that a person’s writing ability should not be assessed, in order to promote “anti-racist” objectives. Inoue taught American University’s faculty members that their previous practices of grading writing promoted white language supremacy. Inoue thinks that students should be graded on the effort they put into a project.
The idea to bring such a professor to American University, where parents and students fork over $48,459 a year in tuition charges, could not have been something thought up by saner members of its academic community. Instead, it was probably the result of deep thinking by the …read more
Source:: Zero Hedge