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Do @realStuartReges’s opinions affect his teaching? See 2:20-3:30 of this lecture to of hundreds of students. The “news, or whatever” that he’s reacting to is @susanthesquark ’s Uber blog post published 3 days prior. uw.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/… 1/8
Imagine you’re a woman in this class. You expect toxic behavior to be denounced. Instead, your instructor disdainfully sighs that this behavior has revived “the big push these days” to get more #diversity in tech. You wonder whether he is glad you're here. 2/8
Imagine you’re a man in this class. You believe the stories of the #womenintech around you. You think @womentechmakers is neat. You’d like to help. Your instructor just showed you that he disagrees. You decide it’s safer to stay quiet. 3/8
Imagine you’re non-binary in this class. Your instructor can’t even bring himself to validate that “the big push” is a positive thing. You wonder what he thinks of your presence. Are you going to go to his office hours when you're stuck? 4/8
Imagine you’re any student in this class who has been harassed by one of your classmates. Are you going to turn to your instructor for help? You wonder whether it’ll be worth it. You wonder whether he’ll even believe that you've been "treated badly.” 5/8
Imagine that you are 19 and struggling to make sense of this. You recognize that Reges is esteemed. He is shaping the AP computer science curriculum! He wins awards! You wonder whether maybe his viewpoint is valid. You wonder if it is widespread. 6/8
Now, stop. Imagine that you are not 19, and that you can speak up to make sure that this scenario doesn’t repeat itself. (Note: you can!) 7/8 julieletchner.com/blog/leadershi…
Postscript: Imagine that you claim a deep commitment to scientific rigor but you lead the defense of your instructional methods with the argument: “Some women are enjoying my course.” 8/8

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