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1st Jun '16 8:01:59 AM Chabal2
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* ''WebOriginal/NotAlwaysLearning'' has a disturbingly large amount of these teachers (though the students or the student's parents can be just as bad).
20th Apr '16 10:18:01 PM arsepoetica
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** Though there's little denying the bulk of university professors (and those who work in academia in general) tend to be liberal, but the professors, by and large, don't stand up and simply preach about their political opinions in class (speaking at out-of-class lectures and events which take place ''for this very purpose'', or discussing something relevant but considered controversial in some circles, such as a biology professor explaining why evolution is a real process, or simply explaining the flaws in someone's ''argument,'' which isn't the same as saying their conclusion is wrong per se, don't count). Usually, you can pick up on any given professor's perspective on the issues, but most of them are good at allowing students to speak their minds, even if it's only because they're bored with hearing the same cliched and redundant observations being voiced again and again by undergrads ("History is written by the winners;" "Communism works on paper"). That said, it is an old observation that college students tend to be arguably ''the'' most left-wing demographic in America, and, no matter what subject it is, there's always a self-appointed PC policeman in the room (though one should be careful to use gender-neutral pronouns and the current appropriate word for any non-white hetero-male demographic since the beginning of time). Many of them won't be nearly as liberal (even those who continue to identify as such) in another 10-15 years, but don't try telling them that, unless you want to make yourself a pariah and see fifty pairs of eyes roll at once.



** Though there's little denying the bulk of university professors (and those who work in academia in general) tend to be liberal, but the professors, by and large, don't stand up and simply preach about their political opinions in class (speaking at out-of-class lectures and events which take place ''for this very purpose'', or explaining something relevant but considered controversial in some circles, such as a biology professor explain why evolution is a real process, don't count). Usually, you can pick up on any given professor's perspective on the issues, but most of them are good at allowing students to speak their minds, even if it's only because they're bored with hearing the same cliched and redundant observations being voiced again and again by undergrads ("History is written by the winners;" "Communism works on paper"). That said, it is an old observation that college students tend to be arguably ''the'' most left-wing demographic in America, and, no matter what subject it is, there's always a self-appointed PC policeman in the room (though one should be careful to use gender-neutral pronouns and be sure to use the current appropriate word for any non-white hetero-male demographic since the beginning of time). Many of them won't be nearly as liberal 9even those who continue to identify as such) in another 10-15 years, but don't try telling them that, unless you want to make yourself a pariah and see fifty pairs of eyes roll at once.
20th Apr '16 10:13:36 PM arsepoetica
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** Though there's little denying the bulk of university professors (and those who work in academia in general) tend to be liberal, but the professors, by and large, don't stand up and simply preach about their political opinions in class (speaking at out-of-class lectures and events which take place ''for this very purpose'', or explaining something relevant but considered controversial in some circles, such as a biology professor explain why evolution is a real process, don't count). Usually, you can pick up on any given professor's perspective on the issues, but most of them are good at allowing students to speak their minds, even if it's only because they're bored with hearing the same cliched and redundant observations being voiced again and again by undergrads ("History is written by the winners;" "Communism works on paper"). That said, it is an old observation that college students tend to be arguably ''the'' most left-wing demographic in America, and, no matter what subject it is, there's always a self-appointed PC policeman in the room (though one should be careful to use gender-neutral pronouns and be sure to use the current appropriate word for any non-white hetero-male demographic since the beginning of time).

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** Though there's little denying the bulk of university professors (and those who work in academia in general) tend to be liberal, but the professors, by and large, don't stand up and simply preach about their political opinions in class (speaking at out-of-class lectures and events which take place ''for this very purpose'', or explaining something relevant but considered controversial in some circles, such as a biology professor explain why evolution is a real process, don't count). Usually, you can pick up on any given professor's perspective on the issues, but most of them are good at allowing students to speak their minds, even if it's only because they're bored with hearing the same cliched and redundant observations being voiced again and again by undergrads ("History is written by the winners;" "Communism works on paper"). That said, it is an old observation that college students tend to be arguably ''the'' most left-wing demographic in America, and, no matter what subject it is, there's always a self-appointed PC policeman in the room (though one should be careful to use gender-neutral pronouns and be sure to use the current appropriate word for any non-white hetero-male demographic since the beginning of time). Many of them won't be nearly as liberal 9even those who continue to identify as such) in another 10-15 years, but don't try telling them that, unless you want to make yourself a pariah and see fifty pairs of eyes roll at once.
20th Apr '16 10:11:20 PM arsepoetica
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** Though there's little denying the bulk of university professors (and those who work in academia in general) tend to be liberal, but the professors, by and large, don't stand up and simply preach about their political opinions in class (speaking at out-of-class lectures and events which take place ''for this very purpose'', or explaining something relevant but considered controversial in some circles, such as a biology professor explain why evolution is a real process, don't count). Usually, you can pick up on any given professor's perspective on the issues, but most of them are good at allowing students to speak their minds, even if it's only because they're bored with hearing the same cliched and redundant observations being voiced again and again by undergrads ("History is written by the winners;" "Communism works on paper"). That said, it is an old observation that college students tend to be arguably ''the'' most left-wing demographic in America, and, no matter what subject it is, there's always a self-appointed PC policeman in the room (though one should be careful to use gender-neutral pronouns and be sure to use the current appropriate word for any non-white hetero-male demographic since the beginning of time).
10th Apr '16 3:00:24 PM Random888
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** In the words of UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler himself, "He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future".
21st Nov '15 2:26:38 PM StFan
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* ''DykesToWatchOutFor'' plays with something seen under "Real Life" in this exchange from 2005 between Neoconservative student Cynthia and Ginger:
--> '''Cynthia:''' The evidence speaks for itself. On a faculty of 250, there are only 15 openly Republican professors.
--> '''Ginger:''' What are you proposing? Ideological diversity through affirmative action? That's real Conservative.
--> '''Cynthia:''' I'm proposing that impressionable students hear all sides of the issues. Does that threaten you?
--> '''Ginger:''' If all sides includes [[UsefulNotes/{{Evolution}} Creationism]] and [[ConspiracyTheories Holocaust denial]] and the novels of AynRand, then, yeah, I guess it does.
--> '''Cynthia''' (''angrily scribbling''): 4:22 p.m. Professor Ginger Jordan mocks one of my intellectual heroines. (''to Ginger'') I'll just post this little incident to the Academic Freedom Complaint Center.
--> '''Ginger:''' Cynthia, if you really want more Republicans on the faculty, try getting our salaries quadrupled.

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* ''DykesToWatchOutFor'' ''ComicStrip/DykesToWatchOutFor'' plays with something seen under "Real Life" in this exchange from 2005 between Neoconservative student Cynthia and Ginger:
--> '''Cynthia:''' -->'''Cynthia:''' The evidence speaks for itself. On a faculty of 250, there are only 15 openly Republican professors.
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professors.\\
'''Ginger:''' What are you proposing? Ideological diversity through affirmative action? That's real Conservative.
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Conservative.\\
'''Cynthia:''' I'm proposing that impressionable students hear all sides of the issues. Does that threaten you?
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you?\\
'''Ginger:''' If all sides includes [[UsefulNotes/{{Evolution}} Creationism]] and [[ConspiracyTheories Holocaust denial]] and the novels of AynRand, then, yeah, I guess it does.
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does.\\
'''Cynthia''' (''angrily scribbling''): 4:22 p.m. Professor Ginger Jordan mocks one of my intellectual heroines. (''to Ginger'') I'll just post this little incident to the Academic Freedom Complaint Center.
--> '''Ginger:''' -->'''Ginger:''' Cynthia, if you really want more Republicans on the faculty, try getting our salaries quadrupled.



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* Andrew Schlafly, creator of Wiki/{{Conservapedia}}, is a teacher who greatly encourages his students to use his website for research. The site is pretty up-front about having a strong conservative bias (the idea being that it is opposite to the [[StrawmanPolitical purportedly liberal]] {{Wikipedia}}). The site itself is, against his wishes, practically a parody of itself due to the number of Trolls who've infiltrated it.

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* Andrew Schlafly, creator of Wiki/{{Conservapedia}}, is a teacher who greatly encourages his students to use his website for research. The site is pretty up-front about having a strong conservative bias (the idea being that it is opposite to the [[StrawmanPolitical purportedly liberal]] {{Wikipedia}}).Wiki/{{Wikipedia}}). The site itself is, against his wishes, practically a parody of itself due to the number of Trolls who've infiltrated it.
31st Jul '15 9:48:12 PM phoenix
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* Ron Jones and his "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Third_Wave Third Wave]]" experiment, intended to teach his students on NaziGermany and the dangers of fascism. It was later [[Film/TheWave adapted into]] a MadeForTVMovie, a book, and a German cine film.

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* Ron Jones and his "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Third_Wave Third Wave]]" experiment, intended to teach his students on NaziGermany UsefulNotes/NaziGermany and the dangers of fascism. It was later [[Film/TheWave adapted into]] a MadeForTVMovie, a book, and a German cine film.
15th Jul '15 3:02:31 AM MAI742
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** A good example of this is that Confederate apologists will focus on Sherman's March to the Sea while ignoring the war crimes of Nathan Bedford Forrest and William Quantrill. Likewise, Robert E. Lee is painted as a paragon of virtue and Ulysses S. Grant as an immoral drunk. Slavery is treated as a tangential question to the real issue of States' Rights, and any statements to the contrary are ignored, such as Alexander Stephen's "Cornerstone Speech," which proclaimed that the foundation of the Confederacy was slavery, or the fact that the Confederate Constitution outright ''banned'' states from abolishing slavery.

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** A good example of this is that Confederate apologists will focus on Sherman's March to the Sea while ignoring the war crimes of Nathan Bedford Forrest and William Quantrill. Likewise, Robert E. Lee is painted as a paragon of virtue and Ulysses S. Grant as an immoral drunk. Slavery is treated as a tangential question to the real issue of States' Rights, and any statements to the contrary are ignored, such ignored. [[ImplausibleDeniability This includes the individual states' declarations of secession (which universally cite slavery as ''the'', or the second-most important, reason for their secession), the Confederate Vice-President Alexander Stephen's "Cornerstone Speech," which Speech" (which proclaimed that the foundation of the Confederacy was slavery, or the fact that slavery), and the Confederate Constitution (which outright ''banned'' states from abolishing slavery.slavery).]]
18th May '15 8:42:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix Dolores Umbridge]] is a negative version who teaches Ministry propaganda and punishes students ([[TyrantTakesTheHelm and eventually teachers]]) for disagreeing with the party line.

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* [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'': Dolores Umbridge]] Umbridge is a negative version who teaches Ministry propaganda and punishes students ([[TyrantTakesTheHelm and eventually teachers]]) for disagreeing with the party line.
18th May '15 8:42:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* The eponymous subject of ''TuesdaysWithMorrie'', Morrie Schwartz, was said to have been very much an activist, even giving his students all A grades to prevent them from being drafted.

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* The eponymous subject of ''TuesdaysWithMorrie'', ''Literature/TuesdaysWithMorrie'', Morrie Schwartz, was said to have been very much an activist, even giving his students all A grades to prevent them from being drafted.



* In ''{{Speak}}'', Melinda's teacher Mr. Neck likes to rant about various political topics, such as how illegal aliens are stealing jobs from hardworking Americans.

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* In ''{{Speak}}'', ''Literature/{{Speak}}'', Melinda's teacher Mr. Neck likes to rant about various political topics, such as how illegal aliens are stealing jobs from hardworking Americans.



* One episode of ''BronxZoo'' had a science teacher become a born-again Christian after surviving an accident where a cross-shaped beam narrowly missed falling on him. He become convinced the Bible was the literal word of God and started teaching creationism rather than evolution in his class.
* Not exactly a teacher, but in ''TheGeorgeLopezShow'', Max's [[ScoutOut Treetop Rangers]] leader liked to rant about how recycling is bad and how cops should be allowed to profile Mexicans. When Max's dad George confronts him, saying that he is Mexican, he says "Oh, not like you. I mean one of those 'Me no speakee' Mexicans."

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* One episode of ''BronxZoo'' ''Series/BronxZoo'' had a science teacher become a born-again Christian after surviving an accident where a cross-shaped beam narrowly missed falling on him. He become convinced the Bible was the literal word of God and started teaching creationism rather than evolution in his class.
* Not exactly a teacher, but in ''TheGeorgeLopezShow'', ''Series/TheGeorgeLopezShow'', Max's [[ScoutOut Treetop Rangers]] leader liked to rant about how recycling is bad and how cops should be allowed to profile Mexicans. When Max's dad George confronts him, saying that he is Mexican, he says "Oh, not like you. I mean one of those 'Me no speakee' Mexicans."



* In the early arcs of ''BetterDays'' Fisk had to deal with a particularly anvilicious [[StrawmanPolitical liberal]] social studies teacher.

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* In the early arcs of ''BetterDays'' ''Webcomic/BetterDays'' Fisk had to deal with a particularly anvilicious [[StrawmanPolitical liberal]] social studies teacher.



* Quite a few UrbanLegends archived and discussed on {{Snopes}} have such teachers, typically involving them teaching a lesson to their students or getting into a fracas with a student of a different political alignment. A few examples (of varying degrees of truth) include [[http://www.snopes.com/college/exam/socialism.asp a professor giving his students a hands-on lesson about socialism]], [[http://www.snopes.com/glurge/nodesks.asp a teacher having veterans come into her class to impart patriotism to her students]], and a HollywoodAtheist [[http://www.snopes.com/religion/chalk.asp professor attempting to disprove the existence of God...]]by dropping a piece of chalk.

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* Quite a few UrbanLegends archived and discussed on {{Snopes}} Website/{{Snopes}} have such teachers, typically involving them teaching a lesson to their students or getting into a fracas with a student of a different political alignment. A few examples (of varying degrees of truth) include [[http://www.snopes.com/college/exam/socialism.asp a professor giving his students a hands-on lesson about socialism]], [[http://www.snopes.com/glurge/nodesks.asp a teacher having veterans come into her class to impart patriotism to her students]], and a HollywoodAtheist [[http://www.snopes.com/religion/chalk.asp professor attempting to disprove the existence of God...]]by dropping a piece of chalk.



* Bobby's [[HippieTeacher History teacher]] on ''KingOfTheHill'' is ridiculously pushy and political.

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* Bobby's [[HippieTeacher History teacher]] on ''KingOfTheHill'' ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' is ridiculously pushy and political.



* Radical feminist Ms. Barch from ''{{Daria}}''.
** Though her motivations are more personal than political. She never bothers to espouse any feminist viewpoints, nor tries to teach any to her students. She simply uses class as an opportunity to repeatedly vent about her no-good ex-husband, and take out her frustration on the male students.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'': Radical feminist Ms. Barch from ''{{Daria}}''.
** Though
Barch, though her motivations are more personal than political. She never bothers to espouse any feminist viewpoints, nor tries to teach any to her students. She simply uses class as an opportunity to repeatedly vent about her no-good ex-husband, and take out her frustration on the male students.
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