Anatonaia Okafor reports,
Conservative student organization, Turning Point USA, has released a new project called the Professor WatchList. The website enables students and parents to research professors that have a history of promoting a radical liberal agenda in their classrooms. The organization and new project is the brainchild of Charlie Kirk, the 23-year-old founder and president of Turning Point USA.
Boasting 1000 plus chapters nationwide and a presence in all 50 states, the four-year-old organization prides itself on developing conservative activists who stand up to big government in and out of their universities. The Professor WatchList is a culmination of years of information gathering from conservative students who feel that radical leaning professors give no space for unpopular thinking in the classroom. Think of the website as the new ratemyprofessor.com but for conservative, libertarian-leaning students.
Charlie Kirk told Independent Journal Review the site is merely a tool for students to help them make informed choices. Kirk writes:
“Alumni, donors, parents, and students deserve to know the biases that exist in our universities. This is an awareness tool, not calling for termination or action. We simply seek to educate the public on the radical behavior that has taken over our colleges and universities.”
The mission of the project is simple:
“…to expose and document college professors who discriminate against conservative students and advance leftist propaganda in the classroom.”
Kirk said that the website is entirely based on past real-life incidents of professors with a history of spreading radical liberal bias in their classes.
“Professor watchlist is an aggregated website focused on educating students, parents, and alumni on the biases that exist in college with specific, cited examples. This website will continue to gather examples citing each of them with news clippings and evidence.”
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