Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Rachel Slocum, UW-La Crosse Professor: Blame Tea Party

Wisconsin taxpayers are footing the bill for Assistant Professor Rachel Slocum to indoctrinate University of Wisconsin - La Crosse students with her politically biased drivel.

From FOX News:

A Wisconsin college professor warned her students they wouldn't be able to get all of their homework done because of the partial government shutdown, and put a partisan spin on the bad news.

“Some of the data gathering assignment will be impossible to complete until the Republican/tea party controlled House of Representatives agrees to fund the government,” University of Wisconsin La Crosse Assistant Geography Professor Rachel Slocum told students in an e-mail.

“The Census website, for instance, is closed,” she continued. “Please do what you can on the assignment. Those parts you are unable to do because of the shutdown will have to wait until Congress decides we actually need a government. Please listen to the news and be prepared to turn in the assignment quickly once our nation re-opens.”

...“It would be inappropriate to use partisan politics in a class, so we contacted the professor in question,” Chancellor Joe Gow told FoxNews.com. “We want to be sure our students feel that they can have a different opinion from others on campus,” Gow added. “She (Slocum) can have a personal conversation with someone, but this e-mail was for an online class so the message is more in an official capacity.”
"[T]he message is more in an official capacity"?

No, Chancellor. The email was sent in a completely official capacity.

It's from the professor to her students regarding an assignment.

This was totally out of line.

...In a subsequent e-mail from Slocum, also obtained by The College Fix, Slocum sought to downplay the politics of the partial government shutdown that has resulted from Congress' budget impasse.

“The e-mail I sent you all about the government shut down [sic] was not meant to be partisan, but it may have come across that way," she wrote. "It is true that I am dismayed that you cannot easily do the assignment. My opinion is that this shutdown is a bad idea.”

She even pleads with her students at one point, asking them not to forward her e-mails to others outside the class.

“If you want to discuss all of this, let me know and I can make an internal discussion board about it. But please don’t forward my emails to conservative blogs or list servs and I will make sure my emails explain things fully,” she wrote.
Slocum is supposedly an educated, intelligent woman; but she did a remarkably stupid thing.

She didn't blurt out her hatred for the Republicans and the Tea Party off-the-cuff. She wrote it in an email. She had plenty of time to edit herself. Really, really stupid.

Slocum's subsequent email is pathetic.

"The e-mail I sent you all about the government shut down [sic] was not meant to be partisan, but it may have come across that way."

Oh, come on!

It's possible this woman is so immersed in the Leftist culture and so entrenched in the Leftist bubble that she doesn't realize she's being a hack and lacking in terms of professionalism.

"[P]lease don’t forward my emails to conservative blogs."


Afraid of accountability?

Would she mind her students forwarding emails to liberal blogs?

I'm glad Slocum was exposed.

Bottom line: There was no reason whatsoever for Slocum to spew her personal disdain for Republicans and the Tea Party when discussing that assignment with her students via email.