Dr. Jordan Peterson spoke about his new website which will allow students to detect neo-Marxist courses and discussed his experience as a non-progressive professor in academia while speaking with The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Rob Shimshock on “The Shimshock Show” Thursday.
The University of Toronto psychology professor explained that he had proposed giving governments the power to cut funding by 25 percent for universities that engage in indoctrination, but deemed the notion “too dangerous,” instead recommending a site that would allow students to input course syllabi and receive feedback regarding how neo-Marxist the course would be. (RELATED: Dr. Jordan Peterson Slams Proposed Harvard Frat Ban)
“[It will] give you a thumbs-up if it’s a course you should take because it actually has educational content or a thumbs-down if it’s just a matter of postmodern indoctrination,” Peterson said. “We’re hoping that if we inform consumers, you know, incoming university students and their parents, then perhaps we could drive the enrollment down in these disciplines by 75% over the next five years.”
Peterson also discussed his treatment at the University of Toronto, claiming that, although he is not progressive, students and professors do not discriminate against or mistreat him.
“My courses were regularly rated as among the highest,” noted the professor. “The University of Toronto is not a particularly politically correct institute. So most of the students are there to receive an education, to work hard.”
Peterson stated that, while the University of Toronto sent him two “warning letters” regarding his very vocal opposition to gender-neutral pronouns, the school “came around pretty quickly” after public outrage.
“The university reacted reasonably intelligently, I would say, because they allowed me to have a debate with my opponents and we publicized that on YouTube,” the professor said. “I would say that my relationships with the administration at the University of Toronto and certainly with my fellow faculty members is at least amicable … and the students are fine.”
Watch the full interview here.
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