posted on Nov, 12 2004 @ 02:35 PM
Originally posted by mpeake
Seems like an awful lot to ask of a student don't ya think. I mean, if they join the class just to challange the ideology of this professor, they
are most likely going to be failed. Who wants to go into that situation?
Maybe I'm more combative than most, but I did just that on two occasions during my college carreer.
And no, I didn't get failed. The professors didn't like me very much, but I got "A"s in those courses nonetheless.
I think a thorough investigation is more than called for. At least a much more thorough one than has already been done.
[edit on 12-11-2004 by mpeake]
I don't think we have any idea based on this single very biased source how much or how little of an investigation has been done. But in any case -
University is supposed to be about challenging assumptions and examining ideas and in general broadening ones knowledge, understanding, and critical
thinking in every way possible. Rather than just trying to quash whatever is occurring in this class, I would like to see it vigorously challenged
within the context of the class.
There was nothing as blatant as this is claimed to be when I was in school, but if there were you can bet I would have signed up for that course in a
heartbeat and I wouldn't have hesitated to be vocal about my ideas.
[edit on 11/12/2004 by x_y_no]