New website seeks to register professors accused of liberal bias and “anti-American values.” [whatever that means]
A new website is asking students and others to “expose and document” professors who “discriminate against conservative students, promote anti-American values and advance leftist propaganda in the classroom.”
The site, called Professor Watchlist, is not without precedent — predecessors include the now-defunct NoIndoctrination.org, which logged accounts of alleged bias in the classroom. There’s also David Horowitz’s 2006 book, The Professors: The 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America. But such efforts arguably have new meaning in an era of talk about registering certain social groups and concerns about free speech.
At the same time, the new list has attracted Twitter jokesters under the hashtag #trollprofwatchlist, with complaints about Indiana Jones, Professor Plum of “Clue University,” and Gilderoy Lockhart from Harry Potter‘s Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, among others.
I checked out Rutgers Uni to see if our one-time contributor, justinthecanuck, was on the list. Not. But Rutgers has four others!
VIU isn’t represented.
Source: INSIDE HIGHER ED.
What do you think, dear readers?