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Politically Correct?

November 18, 2005

Has political correctness run amok at Washington State University's College of Education in Pullman?

We don't think so. But the college might have pushed the envelope further than necessary in its efforts to ensure that the teachers it produces are prepared and eager to work positively with culturally diverse enrollments.

Certainly Ed Swan and the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education  (www.thefire.org) think WSU was out of line. But, if things go well from here on, the 42-year-old Swan, from Othello, Wash., will be teaching elementary school next fall...

Schools: Washington State University Cases: Washington State University: Use of Dispositions Theory to Enforce Ideological Orthodoxy