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Profoundly tone deaf and wrong

December 21, 2009

By this stage, many people around town - and not a few across the country - have heard of the controversy surrounding a task force report on "Race, Culture, Class, and Gender" coming out of the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) at the University of Minnesota.  My friend and former American Experiment colleague Kathy Kersten has written about the document twice in the Star Tribune, national organizations such as the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation and the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) have blasted it, FOX News has jumped in, and who knows how many bloggers have had a fine old time blistering such inviting fodder - as well as they should.  In a moment, we'll start getting to the precise reasons why the report - part of a broader effort called the "Teacher Education Redesign Initiative" - warrants such strictures, but permit me a personal note first...

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