"Leftist" Professors Indoctrinating Students?

"Leftist" Professors Indoctrinating Students?
Susan Dutca-Lovell

Students are being called to "expose and document" professors "who discriminate against conservative students, promote anti-American values, and advance leftist propaganda" on a new website called Professor Watchlist.

Turning Point USA, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 2012 promotes ideas of free-market capitalism and "educates students about the importance of fiscal responsibility, free markets, and limited government." Through this website, Millennial founder Charlie Kirk hopes that "every young person can be enlightened to true free market values...through non-partisan debate, dialogue, and discussion." Individuals can contribute via an open submission form which "brazenly calls out the professors in a public space."

The list contains dozens of comments from professors across the U.S. and all published comments "fall well within the norms of academic and political discourse." One comment, for example, details how a "(t)endured[sic] professor...and an admitted socialist, required students to recite a pledge that describes a racist, sexist, homophobic America. 'I pledge allegiance to and wrap myself in the flag of the United States Against Anything Un-American and to the Republicans for which it stands, two nations, under Jesus, rich against poor, with curtailed liberty and justice for all except blacks, homosexuals, women who want abortions, Communists, welfare queens, treehuggers, feminazis, illegal immigrants, children of illegal immigrants..."

To-date, students and others have submitted "tips and evidence of bias" evident in classrooms and across social media. Some have also recounted the nature of certain academics' professional work and agendas which they push onto their students. Do you support the nature of this discourse and the website? Why or why not? Start a meaningful conversation with your personal opinion.

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