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  •  Hey, everyone should (17+ / 0-)

    read the article from "the Citizen", the student newspaper from the Kennedy School of Government."  It is a seriously solid critique of the school.

    Here's one quote.

    Fernando Berdion del Valle, also a Masters in Public Policy candidate, added, “I am a student at the Harvard Kennedy School. I am a son of two immigrants. I am Hispanic. And I am angry. I am angry that someone, despite many years of undergraduate and post-graduate education, would devote his dissertation to the idea that: ‘Immigrants living in the U.S. today do not have the same level of cognitive ability as natives.’ I am angry that my former economics professor would chair this dissertation and approve it. But mostly, I’m angered that the Harvard Kennedy School would allow such obviously shoddy scholarship to qualify for a degree.”

    "Empty vessels make the loudest sound, they have the least wit and are the greatest blabbers" Plato

    by Empty Vessel on Fri May 10, 2013 at 02:17:33 PM PDT

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    •  And one more Quote (12+ / 0-)
      Meanwhile, 23 student organizations at the Kennedy School have written a letter to the larger community condemning the dissertation, asking for a response from the administration for the paper’s “disturbing claims”: “In any healthy democracy there is always disagreement, but such plain racism cannot and must not be tolerated. Even if such claims had merit, the Kennedy School cannot ethically stand by this dissertation whose end result can only be furthering discrimination under the guise of academic discourse.”
      If nothing else, this internal response by students at the Kennedy School should put to rest the idea that all Harvard students are 1% shitheads...they ain't.  Some are wonderful progressives.

      "Empty vessels make the loudest sound, they have the least wit and are the greatest blabbers" Plato

      by Empty Vessel on Fri May 10, 2013 at 02:21:06 PM PDT

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