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Thursday, January 19, 2006

University Bounty Hunters... Earn $100/head.

It seems that the liberal professors who promote their political agendas and preach political correctness have come into the sights of a well-aimed program sponsored by a UCLA alumnist organization. They are offering to pay students to report professors who are politically "abusive, one-sided or off-topic."

The UCLA group has put some real incentives out there too:

The association offers up to $100 per class to informants.

That could add up to some real bucks for quite a few poor and hungry students!

Several studies have been conducted that reveal a very liberal based teaching staff at universities across the United States.

Today, the following statements were posted which were provided by a select committee formed by the state of Pennsylvania. The committe was to assess the state of academic freedom concerning Pennsylvania's institutions:

As early as 1991, Yale President Benno Schmidt warned: “The most serious problems of freedom of expression in our society today exist on campuses. The assumption seems to be that the purpose of education is to induce correct opinion rather than to search for wisdom and liberate the mind.” In his last report to the Board of Overseers, retiring Harvard President Derek Bok warned: “What universities can and must resist are deliberate, overt attempts to impose orthodoxy and suppress dissent…In recent years, the threat of orthodoxy has come primarily from within rather than outside the university.”

...Rather than fostering intellectual diversity—the robust exchange of ideas traditionally viewed as the very essence of a college education—our colleges and universities are increasingly bastions of political correctness, hostile to the free exchange of ideas.

The afforementioned article, "Academic Bias, By the Numbers", also has some interesting statistics.

But how about the real world battle that a National Guardsman is currently having concerning a delay in the approval of his masters thesis at Temple University?

Christian DeJohn's case is just one in a national debate fueled by allegations that some liberal professors are infringing on conservative students' right to free speech at public colleges and universities.

DeJohn suspects the delay stems partly from conflicts he had with a military history professor who, DeJohn said, often criticized the Iraq war and the Bush administration during class. DeJohn contends it is also retaliation for a critical response he sent to a professor after he received an e-mail invitation to a campus war protest while he was serving six months in Bosnia.

I sure wish I could've have read Mr. DeJohn's e-mailed response to that professor.

I'm glad to hear that these real issues are being brought to the forefront...

Let's see now, how many more classes do I need before I graduate?



Blogger Moof said...

Excellent post TJ! Thanks for the info!

January 20, 2006 9:29 AM  

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