This week I'm starting a new feature called "Attaboy of the Week." The first Attaboy goes to "UCLA Alumni" who are taking on liberalism....head on. Reports out of Los Angeles are that a large group of Bruin grads have banded together to expose radical liberal professors/instructors who are abusive, one-sided, or off topic in pushing their personal political ideologies.
The program is called "Exposing UCLA's Radical Professors" and the alums say they are aiming at faculty who are "actively pushing their extreme views in the classroom, whether or not the commentary is relevant to the class topic." Students who agree to participate in the program are paid 100 dollars to provide the alumni group with reports on teacher performance and actual class content.
Various stories have made the rounds in recent years about the bullying tactics and intimidation of extreme left wing and in some cases communist educators in America's higher education institutions. Finally, there's a group of alumni that still care enough about their school to try and bring change to the liberal educational landscape. According to John Gibson, host of "The Big Story" on FOX News Channel and UCLA alumni, "Teachers who control whether a student passes or fails should know people are listening to what they are telling students and whether it is true or not. And they should be held accountable."
One of the financial backers of the project explained his reason for getting involved. "There's not enough balance on the campus. Some families are going into hock to send their kids there and are not getting their money's worth."
Hopefully, this will become a trend that we'll see more of nationwide. Until then.....for their efforts to expose "extremist educators" this first Attaboy of the Week goes to the "UCLA Alumni" and "Exposing UCLA's Radical Professors."
(originally posted on 1-19-06 on Yahoo 360)