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No. Not for me. But see the subsequent discussion.
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we also wouldn't have had the subsequent discussion if the student didn't secretly video and release the professors "lessons".
The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen - Dennis Prager
You mean the edited 15 minute video? Yes, we would not have had that discussion. Just as well because it was hardly worthy of it. It should have just been handled by the student and the Head of Department. But the kid wanted his 15 minutes of fame with the Right-wing noise machine at USC's expense. Shameful.
did we just go in a circle. I say the teacher is a bad teacher. You say, well his bad teaching inspired this conversation. I say the release of the video also inspired the conversation. You say it's a bad conversation. So we're back to the teacher being a bad teacher.
Meanwhile, the chief of the campus Republicans, who actually took his class and has more than 15 minutes of cherry-picked experience with the man, says he's not a bad teacher. So why does your opinion hold any weight at all?
I know one student who complained that he was too RIGHT-wing. But 99.9% of students who have taken his class enjoyed it. The teacher made some stupid comments and who knows how many weeks that kid had a hidden spy camera videoing him and other students. The fact that some USC Alums will think that this kid did the right thing just shows how little they care about the school. I hope that he is asked to find another school to attend next semester.
First, you do not know how many people knocking him are USC alums. Many on this board are not.
Second, do you remember how some people on this board insulted you for being a USC Professor and other people, some alum and some not, jumped on board with that because of their political views? Some on the right (perhaps also on the left, but I had not seen it here) put their politics above all else. That is likely why one should avoid politics and religion in polite company.
Nothing is sacred, alas.
I did not have a problem at USC. I did have a problem at Columbia.
Are you trying to say that Universities are not filled with bomb throwing liberals? If you believe that, you are totally delusional.
Every place I've lived was filled with liberals. The one thing I have found about liberals is that they have excellent taste in places to live. I have learned to live with them in peaceful coexistence.
This is simply a moronic statement.
Supporting the kid in exposing unacceptable behavior by a Professor and caring about USC are two completely different and independent subjects.
Looks like you need to improve your critical thinking skills. They are failing you. It's a familiar liberal debate tactic. Oh, you don't support the giving poor kids free college educations, therefore you don't care about poor kids.
Why are conservatives so cowardly that they are not willing to express their views if outnumbered? They are only willing to express their views around other likeminded people so that they can have a circle jerk? Isn't it better to have the debate with people that think differently? Being outnumbered matters in a violent confrontation. In a battle of ideas, the ideas stand or fall on their own. I would gladly speak up in a situation that you describe your children were in. Perhaps you should teach them to be a little more brave and speak up.
It looks like you could brush up on some basic comprehension skills. For a start your bedrock assumption is completely wrong: you cannot separate this kid's behavior and caring around USC. What this kid did was TERRIBLE press for USC. And there was the RIGHT way to go about dealing with this. If he had done the right thing, USC's name would not have been smeared. And it is funny when you speak to students on campus. They have almost universal disdain. See his totally arrogant, badly argued and narcissistic letter to the Daily Trojan and the perfectly hilarious replies online skewering him.
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You don't get to go on the View, Fox News and play culture warrior for a week if you act like a normal student and make your point in class or, if truly beyond the pale, complain to the head of department. What's sad is how either naive or irrational people like HawaiiKaiTrojan are to be taken for a ride by some 19 year old punk.
The Columbia of Jagdish Bhagwati? Glenn Hubbard? Do you think they should be sacked? Apparently the McCarthyite tendency is pretty strong with Columbia.
That is sad. I admit that I have a pro Israel bias. It is not close to being as strong as some on this board, but I have one nevertheless. However, I like to hear the other side (e.g. I have heard the other side of some Isreali issues well argued by scmarine and you on several occasions). It helps challenge my beliefs. I do not like the idea of quashing reasonable discussion on the matter. It seems that Jewish Americans are more close minded about this than most Jewish Israelis.
There's a whole array of opinions within Israel on all kinds of issues. That's why I find it strange for someone to have their views described as 'pro-Israel' as if that means I should know what they believe! I believe in a two-state solution along similar lines to Camp David. I have no idea if this makes me 'pro-Israeli' or 'pro-Palestinian'.
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