I find it hard to believe that New Mexico State University charges me $848 to be taught who to vote for. This is a required course in the secondary teacher education program through the Department of Curriculum & Instruction.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Monday, August 27, 2012
I feel it is not important to identify the religion the author wants to include literature and perspectives from in the school curricula. The fact that NMSU uses the collegiate classroom to promote any religion is wrong.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Recently, one of my customers e-mailed me, "You go girl on the fight against the education cartel". I love his choice of words! I view New Mexico State University as a business, myself as their customer, and a college degree as their product. I believe it is as simple as that; the abuse of their monopolistic control needs to be scrutinized, and their "higher than thou because we are higher education" attitude needs a major readjustment.
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Freedom of speech and religion...where did it go? It certainly is hiding from Dan Cathy. The Las Cruces, New Mexico, Chick-fil-A is located in the mall. I have ate there maybe three times in the last 15 years, but I waited in line for 30+ minutes to eat there yesterday on "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day". The spicy chicken sandwich was very tasty indeed, in more ways than one!
Sunday, July 29, 2012
I read an article posted on the internet by comcast, Chick-fil-A sandwiches become a political symbol. In the article it stated, "A Chicago alderman vowed to block a Chick-fil-A proposed in his district, and Mayor Rahm Emanuel supported him". Since when, in the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, is opening a business contingent upon your religious beliefs and/or religious affiliation?
Monday, June 25, 2012
In my editorial, "bully professor", I talked about the 5 minute presentation on the program Character Counts. The bully professor had the presenter of Character Counts signaled at 4 minutes to indicate that she had only one minute left to finish her presentation. In contrast, the presenter for the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network rambled on, uninterrupted, for 20 minutes. I guess we can safely assume the definition of higher education is whatever the bully professor dictates it to be.
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Dr. Heather Oesterreich, Director of Secondary Education at New Mexico State University, is a white female. She hired a white female for the position of Assistant Director of Secondary Education. Where's the diversity? Not only is diversity lacking on the exterior, but it is also lacking on the interior; she hired someone with the same personal ideologies as herself. These personal ideologies have been established as course curriculum and the foundation for acceptance of students into the secondary teacher education program. My first class at NMSU was Multicultural Education where I have been taught to be a critical thinker. Come to find out that is not really what the secondary teacher education program wants. Instead, Dr. Oesterreich tells you what you are allowed to be critical of. Why in the realm of higher education is totalitarianism accepted?
Friday, June 15, 2012
The Department of Curriculum & Instruction takes great delight in the word diversity. Can we agree the concept of diversity encompasses acceptance and respect? And it means understanding that each individual is unique, and recognizing our individual differences. These can be along the dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs, or other ideologies. In reality, the world of academia, more specifically Dr. Heather Oesterreich, promotes diversity as acceptance and respect for her own personal ideologies. She uses the classroom as her podium and her position as Director of Secondary Education to bully the students into concession. She does knows best...after all, she has a doctorate degree which means she is really, really smart.