Thursday, August 6, 2015

Anti-Israel Intimidation in the Classroom

Hat tip Campus Watch and Jewish Voice

Cinnamon Stillwell of Campus Watch has written a piece appearing in Jewish Voices in which she reveals specific problems of anti-Semitism in the college classroom. It not only covers activist professors like Saree Makdisi and Steven Salaita, who traipse from one campus to another attacking Israel, but also highlights professors who bully and intimidate in the classroom.

Comment: As a teacher on a college campus, I ask where these people get off pushing their personal opinions about the world down the throats of their students. I don't do that.

And where do they get off denigrating students who disagree? I don't do that. Granted, I teach English as a Second Language, but I use my students as a resource to be treated with respect. They are free to express their opinions in the classroom without fear of being attacked.

I have no respect for these so-called professors. I don't consider them professionals or educators. I consider them indoctrinators.

1 comment:

Siarlys Jenkins said...

When did students lose their spines? Fifty years ago, students didn't accept bullying by professors they disagreed with.