Group drops ‘social justice’ rule for teachers

June 10, 2006

The Detroit News

Political correctness in education suffered another defeat this week when the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education dropped its vague but politically loaded recommendation that education students show a belief in “social justice” to graduate. The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education and others pressured the group to do so, particularly because the accreditation council influences a lot of schools of education. “This is a real victory for academic freedom and private conscience in our education schools,” FIRE President Greg Lukianoff said. Educators only stop their mischief when they are exposed.

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