Monday, January 28, 2019

We Really Do Need Education

By Jeff Simpson

In 1979 Pink Floyd, unknowingly wrote the Republican mantra that unfortunately seems timeless:

We don't need no education
We don't need no thought control
No dark sarcasm in the classroom
Teachers leave them kids alone

In the latest WISGOP attempt to "work the refs" Rep. Dave Murphy (R - Doesnt read Bills he votes on), who unfortunately for the people of Wisconsin is chairman of the Assembly Committee on Colleges and Universities, has decided that a course on the American Presidency (based on a students sharing of the syllabus) is not nice enough to The Donald. 

The course, taught by UW Professor Ken Mayer, had the bad fortune of having former Miss Wisconsin Mckenna Collins taking the class. 

Collins, was so outraged by the syllabus that she took her grievances straight to The Dean, the Chancellor, Dr. Mayer - D. None of the above.   Collins, now that her pageant career is over, is working on becoming a Fox News talking head of reality TV "star", ran right to noted scholar (heavy sarcasm) Tucker Carlson. 

With the massive exodus of advertisers, Tucker was looking for any friend.....

Hey, teachers, leave them kids alone
All in all it's just another brick in the wall
All in all you're just another brick in the wall

What was on the syllabus?  Ms. Collins, posted it on her Facebook(since removed) :

“[Mayer] makes every effort to instill in college students an illegitimate distrust and hate for the President of the United States before the course has even started,” Collins said in her Facebook post regarding the syllabus.
Collins also explained the syllabus made her feel intimidated, stating her belief that Mayer “made a mistake” when crafting the syllabus. She found his language to be “biased, unprofessional and anti-academic.”
The problem is even the UW College Republicans said she was crazy:

Many of our executive board members have taken classes taught by Professor Mayer, and have found him to be an intellectually engaging professor that treats conservatives fairly. In the past, Professor Mayer has openly criticized how the University of Wisconsin – Madison handled President Obama’s visit to campus due to its political nature and ties to the Obama campaign. 
Obviously no one on the UW College Republican Board, has visions of joining The Kleefishs Go Hunting or The Real World. 

Now Ms. Collins replaced the complaint with her victory picture: 

We don't need no education
We don't need no thought control
No dark sarcasm in the classroom
Teachers leave those kids alone

Yes this UW College Student, who the right held up as a true victim of the liberal elite, quoted Martin Luther King, Jr. in regards too her getting her feelings hurt about what a Professor said about the Trump &residency.   The quote, paraphrased from a speech that MLK,Jr. gave after Bloody Sunday , where civil rights protesters were attacked and beaten on the bridge. 

That in no way whatsoever, even comes close to equating to a right wing privileged student being upset because her feelings were hurt when someone criticized the admitted Pussy Grabber.   

That is the true meaning of shame and shows how she is not here to be a serious academic student.   Maybe her next tour of "Table Talk" should be focused on learning some actual history!

Want to know what is really happening?  Check out this tweet thread from Georgetown Professor Don Moynihan:

Hey teachers, leave those kids alone
All in all you're just another brick in the wall
All in…

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