Skip to comments.Rightwing Group Offers Students $100 To Spy On Professors
Posted on 01/18/2006 7:53:10 PM PST by blam
Rightwing group offers students $100 to spy on professors
· Republican graduate's site prompts witch-hunt fears
· 31 academics listed as 'worthy of scrutiny'
Dan Glaister in Los Angeles
Thursday January 19, 2006
The Guardian (UK)
It is the sort of invitation any poverty-stricken student would find hard to resist. "Do you have a professor who just can't stop talking about President Bush, about the war in Iraq, about the Republican party, or any other ideological issue that has nothing to do with the class subject matter? If you help ... expose the professor, we'll pay you for your work."
For full notes, a tape recording and a copy of all teaching materials, students at the University of California Los Angeles are being offered $100 (£57) - the tape recorder is provided free of charge - by an alumni group.
Lecture notes without a tape recording net $50, and even non-attendance at the class while providing copies of the teaching materials is worth $10.
But the initiative has prompted concerns that the group, the brainchild of a former leader of the college's Republicans, is a witch-hunt. Several targeted professors have complained, figures associated with the group have distanced themselves from the project and the college is studying whether the sale of notes infringes copyright and contravenes regulations.
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Meanwhile the Leftist professors are calling it the New McCarthyism.
Typical of so many Leftwingers these days, the professors and their running dog lackey supporters simply want a cut of the action ~ a payoff so to speak.
NPR highlighted this story in the am.
I could have used this in my Archeology course in South Dakota. We had to endure the bemoaning of an ex-hippie who blamed the US for everything bad that has ever happened in Cuba.</p>
This is unintentionally hilarious. The author has been reading too much Dickens.
What about liberal bosses in the workplace, who view their offices as an opportunity to rant about their opinions on Iraq, and lower productivity by the stress of not being able to say, "you jerk" for fear of losing a paycheck?
Love the tactic. The left has been doing things like this for years. Now it is our turn.
Meanwhile an article out today said enrollment at Christian colleges is skyrocketing!
The underlying problem is tenure.
Are they this concerned when a leftist professor inspires his students to attack the Bush administration in college papers or encourages them to work on his opponent's campaigns?
All the RAT witches should rrrresign, there will be nothing wwwwitchhunt! Booooo!
Or perhaps another headline may read:
Leftwing UK Reporter Offers Student $100 To Say Rightwing Group Offers Students $100 To Spy On Professors
Some start-up tried making a business out of selling lecture notes at UMass once, taken from the previous year's class. It wasn't political though, just a lame effort to make money.
Professors were annoyed, and the few suckers who tried it did horribly from thinking they could buy education instead of studying.
At least the kids are finally taking their books home
Did NPR refer to them as "spies" or as "whistle-blowers"? (Rhetorical question...)
Going to class, recording the lecture & taking notes is 'spying'?
The spin in this article is a classic "Dem" "wiretap" best-we-can-do-for-the-liberals kinda spin. It alleges to be taking place in Los Angeles. Thought you'd find it interesting.
Not spying per se, but certainly unusual behavior
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