Friday, May 28, 2010

Debasing? Maybe not for the educrats

Daniel T. Willingham, professor of psychology at the University of Virginia, made this comment in his latest article on the Teachers College Record:

In such a culture, a performance art piece in which the artist smears feces on his body would be seen as debasing and morally wrong, even though no one is harmed or treated unfairly. (emphasis mine)

Can anyone who is normal find that act to be something other than debasing?

The implication is that in Willingham's culture the above act is art. Art?!! What culture does he live in?

The bizarre world of the education establishment, of course.

4 comments:

Dan Willingham said...

Ummm. . .don't really think you got the point of the article.

Jim Fedako said...

Oh, I got the point of the article.

Question: Did you get the implication of your inference?

Anonymous said...

Jim, I think you made the point of his article.

Anonymous said...

Gotta love seeing kids toeing the teacher/union (on-in-the-same) line. Verbatim. Talk about indoctrination...

NJ Gov Chris Christie learnin' 'em in a high school class.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3JGecefK9c&feature=related