Students can’t expect their entire lives to be perfect and offence-free
The mollycoddled college kids of America are at it again.
Last week brought news of yet another instance of students adopting what seems, to many, an unnecessarily thin-skinned approach to their own education. At Yale, one of the finest and most prestigious colleges in the US, undergraduates are petitioning the English department to abolish a core course requirement to study canonical writers including Chaucer, Shakespeare, Wordsworth and Milton.
Their argument is that “it is unacceptable...
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