London. More than a thousand students and professors rallied for a female teacher, whose famous one Scottish University of St Andrews Contract not renewed. teacher and philosopher are called Alison Kerro, is American and until a few days ago was the head of the mini department of the university, which was dedicated to “Gender Studies”, She is gender studies, among other things the only woman in this field and highly respected by colleagues and members who have worked with her over the years. But now the university has decided to stop collaborating with Kerr for unspecified reasons. Not only that: they were replaced by two male teachers who, according to Kerr’s supporters, would not even have the necessary knowledge and curriculum to replace them.
Thus more than a thousand students and professors, not only in the United Kingdom, have taken action for the American philosopher, as reported by the Today Times and Herald Scotland, because according to them Kerr’s presence is “critical to credibility.” of the department.” This was followed by Kerr’s protest against St Andrews: “The decision not to renew my contract and jeopardize the work of the Gender Studies Department is a slap to all who have so far held the faculty and the Diversity in professionalism is promoted. their course”.
Not only Scottish university students and colleagues, but also professors abroad, such as Elinor Mason of the University of California, expressed their opinion in Kerr’s favor, for which “it is a shame that all of Kerr’s work has been declassified in this way.” Or as Andrea Peto, professor at the Central European University in Budapest founded by George Soros and guided for many years by former liberal Canadian politician Michael Ignatieff: “Gender studies are under attack globally”, Peto remarked. “It is very sad that this also happens at the University of St. Andrews. It may not be too late for one to step back.”
However, this is not the intention of the university. A spokeswoman for the university, also in the Times, declined to comment on Alison Kerr’s specific case, but commented that “many reconstructions do not correspond to reality and unjustly ruin the reputation of St. Andrews. It was not decided that the department (gender studies, ed) would be headed by just one person over the years. And all teachers selected to take on the role have the necessary curriculum to do so.”
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