[quote]Norwell Bob wrote:
Bingo. My problem is that you’re in a position of power and influence over young minds, and from I can tell, you’re more than happy to convert kids to hold your own ideologies and viewpoints, regardless of what they may be. I’d object just as much if you had written a post about how Mccain wants to bomb the shit out of everyone. Teachers are supposed to educate, not brainwash.
LOL! I’m guessing you didn’t go to college because, if you had, the idea of teachers/professors trying to brainwash students with their political ideology wouldn’t come as any sort of revelation at all. Hell, even my 10th grade history teacher was constantly spouting socialist liberal bullshit.
In fact, now that I think about it, so did my 8th grade politics teacher…
I’m sure it goes back much further than that, but I probably just wasn’t politically aware enough to pick up on it, until Mr. Whats-his-name gave me a D on the midterm report I did on Nixon because I treated him objectively rather than villifying him for ten pages. And, yeah, that’s exactly why I got the D.[/quote]
So… because some people do it, it’s OK? What a great argument… If an instructor gives you poor marks because of a difference of opinion, you can and should appeal to the academic provost (or principal, I suppose, in High School). If your essay was well reasoned and supported by facts, there was no reason to just take the grade. That kind of behavior is completely unacceptable, whether it comes from the left or the right.
The analogy of grade redistribution to progressive taxation may or may not be apt, I don’t care to argue either way. But calling it Obamanization is misleading: I don’t see McCain calling for a flat tax, ergo McCain supports similar socialist policies, ergo McCain is a socialist. Call it McCaininating instead, or just call it socialist, but that would totally defeat the purpose, wouldn’t it.