Friday, September 22, 2006

Crazy left-wing liberals in ivory towers...

they actually exist.

You always hear "stories" about those nutty professors whose sole purpose seems to be indoctrination - but they're just funny stories, you know?

Evidently they have some basis in reality.

My brother-in-law is starting his freshman year at Cal State San Bernardino. He signed up for a basic Composition 101 sort of English class to fulfill a requirement. Only to find out that required reading for the course is Al Gore's new book, and the writing requirement is five, count them, FIVE essays on global warming.

Um. Wow. How those particular requirements will help anyone actually learn to write well is beyond me.

Oh, and my brother-in-law dropped the course. ;)

3 comments:

Sarah said...

Whoah, Phillip is in COLLEGE?! Crazy. Was he not interested in attending Biola like Libby and Gabe?

Amber said...

And I wonder what would have happened if he had written thoughtful, well-developed essays about some of the controversies or commonly held confusions about the field, citing authors other than Gore? I'd like to think that so long as he wrote good papers he would still do well, but somehow I doubt that's what would actually happen...

Dy said...

I laughed so hard at the title of this post. If you only knew how painfully real they are...

It's probably best that he dropped the class. I highly doubt there's any ethics code in place that would back him up on the paper's actual writing b/c they're after indoctrination, not logic or writing skills.