Free thought for social workers

Social workers must “demonstrate the ability to … understand the forms and mechanisms of oppression and discrimination and apply strategies of advocacy and social change that advance social and economic justice.” Accredited programs must “integrate social and economic justice content grounded in an understanding of distributive justice, human and civil rights, and the global interconnections of oppression.”

Guidelines for accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) constitute an ideological litmus test, complains FIRE (Foundation for Individual Rights in Education). FIRE wants the federal Health and Human Services Department to stop requiring social workers to have degrees from programs accredited by CSWE, unless the group changes its guidelines.

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  1. Foobarista says:

    Why not shorten it and say simply: “only raging moonbats need apply”?

  2. I would be willing to bet that on many of the campuses that subscribe to the CSWE standards there will be absolutely no understanding of why FIRE is unhappy.

    The incestuous monoculture that has overtaken many centers in liberal arts and the soft sciences is so isolated from the real world that they fail to understand that they are not the whole world.

  3. Walter E. Wallis says:

    Why not just “must know how to help people take care of themselves.”?

  4. Richard Nieporent says:

    They also require that graduates of CSWE-accredited programs “demonstrate the ability to…understand the forms and mechanisms of oppression and discrimination and apply strategies of advocacy and social change that advance social and economic justice.”

    The Leftists who have taken over the schools of social work are not content to just be able to indoctrinate the students with their socialist agenda. After all, the students could still have improper thoughts. No, they must make the students recant any beliefs they may have in capitalism and declare their allegiance to the Leftists’ Socialistic/Communistic ideology.

  5. Walter E. Wallis says:

    And then, assist them in registering and filling out their absentee ballots.