Speaking of Cheeseheads

…apparently a fair amount of them want a particular Cheese Whiz “Churchilled”.

Wis. Lawmakers Want Univ. Instructor Fired
More than 60 state lawmakers are urging the University of Wisconsin-Madison to fire an instructor who has argued that the U.S. government orchestrated the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
A letter sent Thursday and signed by 52 Assembly representatives and nine state senators condemns a decision to let Kevin Barrett teach an introductory class on Islam this fall.
UW-Madison Provost Pat Farrell launched a review after Barrett spoke last month on a talk show about his views that the terrorist attacks were the result of a government conspiracy to spark war in the Middle East. After the review, Farrell said Barrett was a qualified instructor who can present his views as one perspective on the attacks.
“I still have every expectation this will be a very positive educational experience for our students,” Farrell said Thursday. “Some are upset about Mr. Barrett’s viewpoints on 9/11 and don’t want to pay much attention to what makes for a quality educational experience.”

Sounds like a gouda idea.

3 Responses to “Speaking of Cheeseheads”

  1. Crusader says:

    Hopefully we can soon say “Vel-veeta sehen!” to him……

  2. Lisa says:

    Mmmmmm, Cheez Whiz.

  3. Mike Rentner says:

    At first blush there’s something wrong with the government stepping in to say who teaches what classes. But since we allow our government to run and fund schools, we’re already doing that.
    In fact, by insulating the school’s management and leadership from the consequences, at least partially, of not providing a quality education we have encourage irresponsible policies and decisions.
    Since it is a government school, and since the leadership of the school has failed to use common sense and allowed the school to devolve to such low standards of academics, it is right and proper for the people, through their elected representatives, to call for the dismissal of the leadership.
    I hope that happens.

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