Friday, November 13, 2015

Toronto school institutes ban on political correctness

One of the real benefits – and most important parts – of a post-secondary education is to be introduced to all kinds of different people who have different backgrounds, opinions and beliefs.

You can meet people from all around the world with diverse viewpoints and experiences, raised with values and mores that may directly oppose your own. And even if you might not agree with their opinions, they add valuable depth and insight when controversial issues are discussed in the classroom.

Unfortunately, over time those voices and opinions are becoming conspicuously suppressed as our colleges and universities have become increasingly politically-correct, and debates are sanitized to ensure that no one in attendance might possibly be offended.

No longer.

According to a release issued Monday, Toronto’s Harris Institute (a music production school with approximately 80 students) has taken a stand against seeping political correctness in its classrooms, hallways and meeting rooms.  (more...)

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