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Rate My {Professor! Republican Dave Brat vs. Democrat Jack Trammell
http://www.ratemyprofessors.com ^

Posted on 06/11/2014 10:44:21 AM PDT by dead

In an odd coincidence (which would only qualify as "ironic" in the allanismorrisette school of language), both candidates for Virginia's 7th congressional district are professor's at Randolph-Macon College.

Each has his own RateMyProfessor page.

A typical positive review:

"Dr. Brat is unparalleled in his knowledge, guidance with learning, caring about his students, and his ethics. He relates all content to real world scenarios and encourages healthy participation in class. Hint: Ask questions as they arise, visit during off hours for extra help, and don't procrastinate. This class was challenging but I learned a ton!"

A typical negative review:

"had several courses with him; difficult for him to stay on material, sometimes difficult to follow, but he drills the material into your head; will seriously say the same thing in about 10 different ways to make sure you get it. not that hard

One of three positive reviews:

"BEST PROFESSOR EVER!!!! I have never had a better professor. He is passionate about what he teaches and makes you want to learn. Take any and every class you can with him. :)"

The one negative review:

"Unclear, rambles."

Not anything really bad said about either of them. Both look like they'd be better for the office than Cantor.

Go Brat!


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1 posted on 06/11/2014 10:44:21 AM PDT by dead
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To: dead

Gee, I have to wonder why Trammel would have gotten three positive reviews just yesterday. Any bets that they wouldn’t have been posted had Cantor won?


2 posted on 06/11/2014 10:49:04 AM PDT by Bob
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To: Bob

big deal. We got rid of Canter....that is most important. Getting rid of Paul Ryan August 18th is big time important.


3 posted on 06/11/2014 10:54:46 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: dead

Brat teaches Economics, but what subject does Trammell teach? Haven’t seen that mentioned.


4 posted on 06/11/2014 11:00:55 AM PDT by Will88
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Followed the link. Trammell teaches Sociology. Just what we don’t need in Congress if his politics are typical of that group, or just typical of the Dim party.


5 posted on 06/11/2014 11:02:38 AM PDT by Will88
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To: Will88
Brat teaches Economics, but what subject does Trammell teach? Haven’t seen that mentioned.

From the Washigton Post article Meet Jack Trammell, the Democrat who will face David Brat, the man who beat Eric Cantor, at the college Trammell "joined the college’s faculty in 2000 after doing graduate work at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. He has directed the school’s disability support services department and its honors program and serves as an associate professor of sociology, specializing in disability issues in higher education."

Economics is hard. "Sociology, specializing in disability issues in higher education" is about teaching teachers to teach students with disabilities?

No wonder the reviews for Trammell are what they are. Consider the audience.

-PJ

6 posted on 06/11/2014 11:07:23 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Political Junkie Too

As Bill Buckley once noted, Sociology is a fake discipline.


7 posted on 06/11/2014 11:21:51 AM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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I suppose he is probably in favor of wheelchair ramps.


8 posted on 06/11/2014 11:31:57 AM PDT by Lisbon1940
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To: Political Junkie Too
"Sociology, specializing in disability issues in higher education" is about teaching teachers to teach students with disabilities?

Yeah, the Dim candidate teaching sociology. You won't find too many Republican professors outside the business, engineering and hard science fields, and you won't find too many Dim professors in those fields.

9 posted on 06/11/2014 11:38:43 AM PDT by Will88
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To: TBP
Sociology is a fake discipline.

Once I found myself enrolled in a sociology course, which, after having had a number of economics courses, struck me as, well, dumb. I made myself easily the most disliked person in that class as I constantly berated the course content. But I didn't care what they thought of me (part of my charm) and I easily made an "A" in the course, which spoke well of the fairness of the professor.

10 posted on 06/11/2014 11:38:50 AM PDT by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: dead
The one negative review:

"Unclear, rambles."

As to the one negative trait, wouldn't Trammel be better suited in the Senate, anyway?

11 posted on 06/11/2014 11:47:45 AM PDT by Lou L (Health "insurance" is NOT the same as health "care")
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To: Political Junkie Too

Trammel signed up for the democrat position only on Tuesday morning, the last hour of the last day it was possible.

Until Tuesday morning, the democrats had NO candidate at all.


12 posted on 06/11/2014 11:49:51 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Lisbon1940
I suppose he is probably in favor of wheelchair ramps.

And large print textbooks.

Deep thinkers, sociologists.

13 posted on 06/11/2014 11:51:48 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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I tend to agree with Bill Buckley. My undergrad BA degree was a joint major of Religion/Sociology with a minor in Communication. It’s a good thing I was a “mature” student over 50, so I was able to see the uselessness of Sociology. Most of it is pure bunk. Mostly the courses are designed to produce “progressives” who have”feelings” and “caring”.


14 posted on 06/11/2014 1:03:50 PM PDT by WVNan
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To: TBP
One question on my Sociology 101 final was "What is Sociology?"

My answer was "Sociology is the practice of taking things everyone knows exist, putting them in groups, and giving the groups names nobody remembers."

I received a zero on that question, but I stand by my definition.

15 posted on 06/11/2014 2:04:43 PM PDT by Scoutmaster (Is it solipsistic in here, or is it just me?)
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