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Leftist College Professor has Students Attend “Occupy” Rally

Posted by Steve Markowitz on October 16, 2011

As reported by the Blaze.com, a professor at Northern Michigan University offered students extra credit for taking part in an Occupy protest.  Sociology Professor Jeanne Lorentzen offered 20 credits to attend the Occupy the Upper Peninsula rally on Saturday.  Students that did not attend may instead write a 20-page term paper about a social movement and receive the same 20 credits.

It is clear that Professor Lorentzen’s motivations are purely political.  Her offer to students to write the alternative term paper for the same credit is a ruse. Giving college students the choice of a walk in the park or writing a lengthy term paper is tantamount to no choice at all.

The Blaze.com did some research on the good professor and found that her Facebook profile is loaded with Leftist political leanings including backing Occupy Wall Street rallies.  Her true intent is included in her comments about the assignment that include: “The Occupy Movement is not aligned with any particular political party as it focuses on a multitude of social inequalities a topic we’ve been studying for the last week, and which we will continue to study (Global Stratification) for the next week.”   The Occupy movements have a strong and often radical Leftist bent.  It doesn’t take a PhD to know that nearly all in this movement are more closely allied to the Democrats than Republicans.  For Ms. Lorentzen to suggest otherwise indicates she is either being disingenuous or lying.  Neither makes her fit to teach young people. However, she undoubtedly has tenure.

Professor Lorentzen is continuing the indoctrination techniques that elitist Leftist has used in education for generations.  Her use of expensive educational time to promote liberal causes helps explain why reasons college graduates have obtain degrees that have not prepared them for the jobs that society actually requires.

It is interesting that Leftist educators like Professor Lorentzen attack the money grabbing ways of capitalist while ignoring similar traits in America’s higher educational system.  The cost of a college education has risen significantly more than the rate of inflation for years.  It is likely that Professor Lorentzen’s promotion of the Occupy movements is not only due to her Leftist leanings, but also self-serving; i.e. to keep the gravy train going in the education business.

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2 Responses to “Leftist College Professor has Students Attend “Occupy” Rally”

  1. Jim Mahoney said

    Let’s not be too hard on the good professor. I’m sure she also gives extra credit to students who attend Tea Party Rallies as well.

  2. Dennis Ensminger said

    Not only a poor excuse for an assignment as written it is attempting to push them to think in one way…like teaching a dog to retrieve. It may appear as cognizant behavior, but is nothing more than a response to what is perceived as a positive stimulus.
    I’m surprised ‘Da Yoopers’ (the citizens, not the band) would tolerate this kind of BS.

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