Cactus Kate has written a very interesting piece about her experiences with Auckland Uni law academic, Jane Kelsey.
Anybody studying law at Auckland will probably meet Kelsey, as Kate notes
Chances are you have to as her specialist subjects Jurisprudence (Marxism) and Legal System, are compulsory.
Kate describes Kelsey thus
Kelsey is extremely marketable in left wing circles around the world. She is the most openly lesbian, feminist, marxist, anti-free trade, pro-Maori, welfare and purple, anti-colonial person I have ever been taught by in my life. She has never worked anywhere other than in academia.
Jane is also a former National President of the Association of University Staff of New Zealand and maintains an active profile in debates on tertiary education policy and academic freedom.
She also has tenure. You must accept this. No matter how legitimate your complaints about her bias are, she will NEVER get fired. The entire faculty including the Dean, was terrified of her when I was in attendance.
While Kate’s view of Kelsey is actually quite complimentary-much like the admiration some old diggers had for Rommel, she does highlight a problem.
The positions she takes are so blatantly corrupt and historically imbalanced that they are begging for aggression. She banks on no one having the balls to front foot it with her. She banks right a lot of the time.
This raises the question: why should taxpayers pay to have their children indoctrinated, intimidated or browbeaten by the likes of Jane Kelsey?
Meanwhile Andrew Falloon posts on compromising his views in order to secure marks
Oh dear, I just cited CAFCA (Campaign Against Foreign Control in Aotearoa) in an essay for Mass Communications. It’s quite a left-wing course (the free market is bad bad bad). Unfortunately it’s a 100 level paper and in my experience lecturers don’t like me arguing with them until at least 200 level papers. So for now I just have to suck it up and write stuff like this….
So a good liberal like Andrew feels he has to write crap in order to pass the course he and his parents are paying for.
Privatise the universities. It is the only way we’ll end the corrupt practice of taxpayers paying socialists to undermine their own society.