The University of Kansas has a new job offering for newly minted activists: “student social justice educator.”
That’s right: There’s now a paid position on campus for this role, as Campus Reform reported.
This raises some pretty urgent questions about the university’s fundamental mission: Is it an educator or an indoctrinator?
The “student social justice educator” listing, still available online at the University of Kansas, pays $9 per hour and assigns the successful candidate the following tasks:
- Serve as an ambassador to the Office of Multicultural Affairs and its mission.
- Facilitate diversity education and social justice training, workshops, and/or presentations to student organizations, classes, and/or units or groups on campus.
- Engage with fellow peer educators to create workshops concerning issues about diversity education and social justice.
The requirements of this work-study-eligible job include “training” on how to become a social justice educator through weekly meetings, instruction on becoming a facilitator, and an orientation session.
The University of Kansas’ job position brings out into the open a concern many people have with colleges today: When does an academic institution cross the line from academic instruction and education into full-out advocacy?
The public university receives hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer funding to prepare students to think for themselves and become productive members of society, according to school’s website.
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Certainly, not all taxpayers would agree with these funds’ being used to train and pay students to become left-wing political activists.
A public university also wouldn’t think of using funding to pay for a conservative-issue advocate, would it, now?
Not all taxpayers would agree with funds’ being used to train and pay students to become left-wing political activists.
The apparent double standard is worth noting.