The Chronicle of Higher Education reported today that a bill in Arizona has passed that would ban students in public schools from meeting on campus if they are organized based on race or ethnicity. Even more troubling is the section of the bill that “bar(s) public elementary and secondary schools from teaching anything counter to Western civilization.“(italics mine) Western Civilization? Can I get a definition of that please?
Republican Rep. John Kavanagh, said: “This bill basically says, ‘You’re here. Adopt American values.’ If you want a different culture, then fine, go back to that culture.”
For more, read this totally not biased article at The Arizona Republic titled “Plan Targets Anti-Western Lessons” for gems like this: “Pearce, a Mesa Republican, said his target isn’t diversity instruction, but schools that use taxpayer dollars to indoctrinate students in what he characterized as anti-American or seditious thinking. The measure is at least partially a response to a controversy surrounding an ethnic-studies program in the Tucson Unified School District, which critics have said is unpatriotic and teaches revolution.”