American conservatives should think long and hard about where they send their kids to college. It’s a serious matter. After all, what can you become these days without a degree? If the Left has their way—if you obtain a college degree in due time—you WILL become a liberal.
I fully realize that this has the potential to sound incredibly hypocritical coming from someone who is currently attending college – specifically someone who edits a publication comprised entirely of collegiate writers. But you’ll soon see why the awkward position I am in is entirely necessary.
The Left’s attempt to indoctrinate my generation is very real and very dangerous. And it’s succeeding.
As a young, naïve, and semi-informed freshman Business major at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, I entered my core-required Macroeconomics 101 course expecting to learn valuable information about the failing economy at a time when it was crucially important. Instead, I got ten minutes-a-day of Dr. John Garrett’s personal opinions on Fox News, the ignorance of Republicans, and George Bush’s failures at being an intelligent human being. But not to worry, it’s all in the interest of furthering my education!
I struggled through the semester (it is hard for a conservative to survive a class like this without compromising his or her ideals) and approached finals week with an armful of leftist propaganda to study for the final exam. But even that armful of garbage didn’t prepare me for what I encountered on the final exam.
To briefly illustrate the agenda of my professor, I’ll share two questions from the actual final examination that I took as a freshman:Question 1: “What caused the financial markets crisis of 2007?” Correct Answer: “Republicans” Question 2: “Why did Bush side with water companies who contaminated water with arsenic?” A: Bush heard that arsenic caused kidney stones in cats and he didn’t like cats. B: Because people said ‘Don’t Mess With Texas’ and it’s enough of a mess already. C: (and the correct answer) Because he was in favor of deregulation and always gave executives what they wanted.
This isn’t learning. This isn’t a comprehensive examination of founded teachings. It is radical indoctrination at its finest, a stupid waste of hard-working students’ time, and an insulting use of taxpayer dollars.
Dr. John Garrett, a self-proclaimed, tenured “genius”, used his platform to teach fallacies to vulnerable students. And taxpayers pay for him to do this.
Rest assured, letters were sent, emails forwarded, and “investigations conducted.” Several voices charged the department head, board of directors, and chancellors to review the exam personally, but whether or not they actually did, I do not know. What I do know is UTC “conducted an investigation” and concluded that Dr. Garrett had done nothing wrong. There are many wonderful teachers in the world, but in my opinion, there are also some that never deserve to touch a black board again. Needless to say, we want UTC to re-investigate and find a different conclusion.
Don’t let liberal professors win the battle for young minds. Call and email Dr. John Garrett, Economics department head Ziad Keilany, and Chancellor Roger Brown‘s office and demand Dr. Garrett’s removal or resignation.