posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 12:46 AM
although sometimes there are exceptions.
Once i had this professor in this one class who taught all of us an invaluable lesson.
He came to the class and started yelling at all the students (note that we were all 18 and up) and told all of us to turn in an assignment that was
not due until next week. then he gave us a quiz. No one said a word, not even I. Before the class was over, he wanted to lower our grades. no one said
anything, probably because we did not want to go against this figure of authority that was right in front of us. but you know what he did afterwards?
he told us to question him, to never allow others to get power trips. He told us to question authority, to never listen blindly like sheep. he told us
to question everything and everyone. Probably the wisest thing a professor of mine has ever said.
In this political class, i remember that my professor would go over the standard left and right political ideologies, but then he started to tell us
how third parties had no chance of winning and why. He usually started giving us the standard media information, and then he would give us this point
of view in which there could be a shadow government, or ask the class questions on how the system could be changed, etc.
However, most professors will follow the media as if it was always fact, which it's sad. One needs to be lucky to find a professor who is at least
somewhat skeptical on what they hear from the mass media.
In addition, university does not always allow expression of ideas. In a biology class I remember being ridiculed by the professor for not believing in
AlGore's version of global warming.