Despite our best efforts over 200 years ago, the United States obviously wants to model itself after the British. Our educational systems are nearly indistinguishable. Liberal values are not only the norm, but are expected. Political correctness is stifling learning. TruthRevolt regularly reports on the downturn in academia here in America, but the Brits are showing that they're real pros at it, too.
Take for instance King’s College London, which just announced a plan to install a “wall of diversity” in its Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience to balance out the pictures and busts of white, bearded men who have always graced the hallways but are suddenly “alienating” ethnic minorities.
Professor Patrick Leman is leading the charge against the portraits, complaining they are “almost entirely white middle-aged men:”
“A great deal of medical, psychological research has been of white, male, North American or European students so increasingly we try and broaden it to include more recent research from Asia, Africa, and from other parts of the world.
“We are making sure that the space in which students learn doesn’t just have the busts of the bearded 1920s men, but also has pictures of people from different ethnic groups, different cultures.”
"It's not that we're throwing anything into the bin,” Leman assured.
But Sam Barrett, the president of the King’s Conservative Association, describes the move as “political correctness gone mad.”
“It’s a de-colonisation of the curriculum. Any sort of view that some students disagree with - if you shout loudly enough the university will react to it,” Barrett charged. "Some students clearly have a problem with being taught by a white man - that's the reality of it. If that person who knows their subject is white, why should that matter?"
A King’s College spokeswoman said there are no plans to remove the portraits from the gallery but will “celebrate our diverse and international community alongside our history” by adding an exhibit for minorities and women.
This next one should sound equally as familiar.
The Association of Teachers and Lecturers, a teachers union in England, is demanding mandatory gender diversity training for educators to avoid embarrassing themselves when they call someone the wrong pronoun or get themselves into legal trouble trying to keep up with the ever-changing demands of LGBT activists.
Are we taking a page from the Brits, or are they taking a page from us?
But thankfully among the PC-crowd in the UK is at least one level-headed teacher who sees right through the leftwing agenda which he says starts very early. Computer science teacher Calvin Robinson, whom Breitbart said fronted a major recruitment drive for Britain’s education department, says schools are indoctrinating kids at a young age and that’s why, by the time they get to college, they’re primed for social justice.
It was most apparent shortly after the Brexit vote, when Robinson noted how he was “not at all surprised that the majority of young people voted in line with a Left-wing agenda to remain in the undemocratic, or even anti-democratic European Union.”
“Schools have been grooming children towards this decision for years,” he added.
“[S]chools will talk about (see: preach) how important tolerance is, but the moment you express an opinion that isn’t in line with their thinking, you’ll see how short-lived their tolerance truly is,” said Robinson, the department head at St. Mary’s and St. John’s Church of England School.
In an article he wrote, Robinson explained, “Instead of encouraging students to keep an open mind, or challenging students’ perceptions, teachers have been encouraging their biases.”
As he points out, “That goes against part two of the Teachers’ Standards.”
But he's right. Overwhelmingly, 80% of secondary teachers in the UK vote the liberal Labour party while only 8% vote conservative and they’re passing those opinions on to their pupils.
“Our young people are being indoctrinated to a Left-wing mentality from a very young age,” Robinson lamented. “Pretty much throughout their entire educational career, young people are being trained into a Lefty way of thinking.”
This is the very reason why we declared our independence from the king. But the Left has now crowned tyranny and has bowed at its throne.