I totally agree with you and support your call for an act to stop profiling in US campuses. On the other hand I encourage free of speech, but there is a great difference between free of speech and insolence. When you insult me because I am following a certain religion or believe in whatever idea, you are not practicing free of speech but you are digging your nose in my own life.
Hi there, what an interesting and relevant topic! The only discussion point that I would potentially posit is regarding student loan debt accrued in graduate schools. Here I am mostly referring to professional schools like medical, veterinary, dental, etc. These schools are often a lot more difficult to get into and, thus, an in-state option might not be feasible. Even so, they are still generally more expensive to attend than undergraduate schools. What makes it even worse is that this kind of education does not often have the same flexibility as undergraduate to accommodate additional jobs or income. I do agree that college students should learn to live within their means and that does not change as your education increases. But I wonder if that is really the entirety of the problem.
Sarah, I am with you. The seemingly daily and persistent news about violence on college campuses is unsettling. I used to always work with my office door open, even after hours or on the weekends. However, I am now more cognizant about closing my door as some form of protection should something tragic happen in my building.
Maybe if higher education starts to value teaching and teachers we will experience a trickle down effect to the K-12 instructors?
Yes, confirmation bias! Thanks!
Agreed. This question is fundamental question in my mind: “Do you think you can describe your research work to your family or other naïve people?”. Because I believe a good researcher should be able to explain and publish his/her research in mass media. He should present his research in a simple way to be understood for all people.
I have another suggestion. Your country can take an exam and select qualified student based on their grades. I additionally believe that private universities can be helpful in the society for the people who cannot get good grade in internal exam, what do you think?
Thank you Cassie for your comment. I completely agree with you. I think that universities definitely need to foster inclusion, and that was the whole point of my blog post. There is a lot of discrimination that occurs, as well as academic bullying that stops people from always being able to report it. Thank you for your comment!
I think you bring up some great points! I have often wondered if blogging really matters anymore since trends and demands have shifted for how consumers want their information delivered. I too often find myself skimming posts if it is long or doesn’t grab my attention right away. Anymore, many blogs come across as soap-box rants; whereas other platforms, like twitter, limit characters and keep the message short and direct (in theory).
I appreciate you stating that it seems like sometimes the issues of free speech and religious profiling collide. While I do not identify as Muslim, I have been profiled more than once as intellectually inferior because I claim a religion. While I know that is a little off the topic of what you’re writing about, I think it’s important that universities take an active role to foster inclusion. Too often, I think people abuse the privilege that freedom of speech represents, and that this creates a lot of misfortune and discrimination within a university climate.