Wednesday, September 11, 2013
MSU English Professor 'Relieved Of Duty' After Vile Anti-Republican Classroom Rant
Professor William Penn at Michigan State University is being paid by the taxpayers to teach creative writing. Instead of doing that, what he's actually engaged in is political indoctrination, creating a hostile learning environment for anyone who doesn't agree with his far left views and working out on students who aren't in a position to fight back because their grades depend on him.
He's hardly the only one that does this - in fact, it's widespread. But unfortunately, Professor Penn was caught doing this on video by a student and then posted online by Campus Reform, which brought it to the attention of the university:
And then Professor William Penn was relieved of duty and his classes assigned to others, the university announced Thursday.
“The dean of the College of Arts and Letters and a representative from the provost’s office met with Penn, who acknowledged that some of his comments were inappropriate, disrespectful and offensive and may have negatively affected the learning environment,” the university said in a release.
The Michigan Republican Party called the remarks political intimidation against students.
“This is exactly why we are engaging students on college campuses across the state; young conservatives should not feel isolated or outcast simply because they are Republicans,” Michigan Republican Party Chairman Bobby Schostak said about the incident. “This is a public institution, funded by taxpayers, and this type of bullying is inexcusable.
” … By bringing his personal views into the classroom, Penn has directly isolated and threatened young Republicans into silence. His use of political intimidation is shameful and should not be tolerated.”
In an interview, Mitch Lyons one of two Republicans on the MSU board was asked if he though Penn should be fired.
“I’m certainly not opposed to second chances,” Lyons said. “But I think there needs to be an apology, you know. I think that there needs to be some monitoring going forward.”
Penn's response? Not what could remotely be called an apology.
“If you’re a Republican, forgive me,” Penn said. “If your parents are Republicans, forgive me. They won’t and I don’t care.”
Keep in mind that this was obviously not the only occasion Penn engaged in this kind of behavior. This time, after one of his students had enough of being bullied, he was simply caught at it. There are a lot of others who haven't been, or whom are protected by tenure or a university administration that winks at this sort of thing...provided it comes from the left side of the spectrum.
Penn has no business teaching and should be fired with cause, forthwith.