Haters Dialing it Back

That other site, which this one is spoofing, keeps dialing it back. Too bad we didn’t take some screen shots. At first they were watchlisting those who were supposedly

  • un-American
  • discriminating against conservative students
  • spreading radical agendas in the classroom

Then about a week ago, that first criterion dropped out. (Maybe someone explained to the young man running that site that it is, in fact, quite American to speak up for one’s principles.) So then we had just these two grounds for being on the list

  • discriminating against conservative students
  • spreading radical agendas in the classroom

But as of this afternoon, that one about discriminating against conservative students is gone. Maybe someone pointed out that their site didn’t actually offer any evidence that anyone on their list had done any such thing.

So now their only charge is this:

  • spreading radical agendas in the classroom

Well, hooray for that! Bravo to all those teachers working with their students to get to the root of problems.

Except the word “agenda” is troubling. Is it unusual, meaning remarkable, that a teacher would want to do that? So let’s note that the word “agenda” is still trading in intimidation and silence.

Maybe tomorrow that word will disappear.

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