There are a few classes where one’s politics really are irrelevant. Despite Leftist claims that everything is subjective, there are a few places where that just can’t be true. Subjectivity may change someone’s outlook on history, for example, but it doesn’t do anything about changing the fact that 2+2=4.
But that’s not stopping Texas State University
Texas State University is hoping to hire two Math Education professors with a demonstrated and longstanding commitment to “social justice.”
According to the job postings on Inside Higher Ed, the two new professors must not only share TSU’s commitment to “education equity” and “social justice,” but should preferably also have a demonstrated record of engagement or academic research on the issue.
The openings are for both tenured or tenure-track positions at the “ranks of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor,” with different levels of social-justice expertise preferred at each level.
Among the preferred qualifications for the Assistant Professor rank is a “demonstrated knowledge and engagement” with issues including “social justice, equity, access, and multilingual learning,” while the Associate and Full Professor ranks prefer “evidence of research and practices” on such topics.
Multilingual learning makes some sense, because schools do have a number of students who don’t fully grasp English. The rest?
When you’re looking for someone to teach people how to teach math, the last thing that matters are their opinions on white privilege or feminism, for crying out loud. What matters is whether they can impart knowledge that will enable their students to go forth into the world and teach children how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide. Maybe a bit of algebra in there, too.
That’s it. That’s all that should matter.
But no, we can’t have that. We must make sure that these teachers are also fully indoctrinated into the cult of social justice, so they can indoctrinate others on down the line.
Just remember, Texas residents, that your tax dollars are paying for this. Texas State University is a public university.
Don’t feel too bad, though. The rest of us are paying for this too, since our own tax dollars are heading to the same school thanks to Pell Grants and federally back student loans. Yay.
One of these days, people will look back at these times and mock the colleges and their adherence to Marxist ideology masquerading as fairness. I just hope I’m still alive to see it.