Freshman Orientation: Education? Or Indoctrination?

By September 19, 2007

Harvey Silverglate, FIRE co-founder and board chairman, discusses freshman orientation programs on The Phoenix’s “Free for All” blog. Spurred by an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal written by a Princeton graduate about the sex education portion of the school’s orientation, Harvey reflects on these programs. He writes:
Instead, these administrators [involved with the orientation programs] disguise their social engineering as education, and that’s where civilized and rational people have to draw the line and respond with “surely you jest that this is education.”

Schools: Princeton University