Professor Gives Anecdote In Class That Offends Some Students, School Tells Him To Resign Or Face Reputation-Ruining Title IX Inquisition

Professor Gives Anecdote In Class That Offends Some Students, School Tells Him To Resign Or Face Reputation-Ruining Title IX Inquisition


A professor at Pacific University in Oregon says he was told to resign or face what would inevitably be a reputation-destroying Title IX inquisition.

Inside Higher Ed reported that Richard Paxton, a professor of education at the university, would tell an anecdote during class to explain schema theory:

The story, which Paxton says he’s told before without incident, was meant to illustrate the psychological schema theory of how the mind works, particularly Jean Piaget’s notion that schemas develop through a process of assimilation and accommodation. Paxton says that gender is one of the most studied aspects of schema theory, in that humans quickly distinguish between male and female, so he told his students how he and some old graduate school friends once got a surprise after attending a meeting of the American Educational Research Association in New Orleans.

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Looking for a bar to listen to some jazz music after a good dinner, the all-male group headed to a promising

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