Tag Archives: multiculturalism

Is Fresno State actually suffering from a ‘brain drain’?

Did you consider there might be other things deterring top prospective students? How about the fact that Fresno State’s priority has long been to invest in athletics over academics?

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Brain drain

For the past 30 years, Fresno State has been on a public service mission to diversify the campus. It wasn’t Fresno State’s prerogative. The California State University (CSU) system gave each university the same goal.

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Stirring the pot

Buzzwords come and go. One of education’s latest is “culturally responsive.” Sigh. What’s usually omitted is how cultural responsiveness benefits us or our understanding of the world.

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No more moronitude

Not too long ago, I wrote a column about multiculturalism. I was very negative toward it. Apparently people agreed — there’s hope for the country yet. In the past, students and staff respond angrily and furiously when I write about ...

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Multiculturalism should be ‘more than a cheap exercise in labeling’

I’M IN A CLASS devoted to multiculturalism. My classmates choose to regard it as a cultural Holy Grail. If there’s a class about it, it has to be good, right?

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