When I was a student, school principles and university administrations were very supportive of teachers. It was understood that once teachers could be accused by students, learning discipline would break down, and control would be lost over grading, standards, and course content.
This is what has happened. A teacher’s life has changed from imparting information and challenging ideas to students into dodging accusations from leftists, feminists, blacks, homosexuals, and transgendered. Today even use of a gender pronoun can be cause for termination.
The slippery slope began with the sexual revolution. Female students began seducing professors for better grades. Feminists turned this into sexual harassment by teachers and soon the presence of novels such as Flaubert’s Madame Bovary on reading lists became sexual harassment. Next blacks found that they could be offended by almost everything and “I am offended” became a way to control the teacher and the course content. Facts had to be made to fit with black suppositions. Homosexuals found that they could find evidence of homophobia in some assignments. Today gender pronouns are taboo and males have to be permitted to use female facilities and to compete in female sports. This process has gone so far that mathematics departments in universities are faced with the charge that mathematics is racist and a tool of white oppression. Areas of science, such as the genetic basis of intelligence, have been closed down. Histories of the Age of Exploration, of the US “Civil War,” and slavery have been rewritten to fit the desired narratives. Schools and universities teach white students that they are racists. It has become impossible to acquire a university degree and emerge with a positive attitude toward Western civilization. Indeed, students cannot emerge with a positive attitude toward white people.