How tolerant are your professors of other views other than his own?

<p>I'm taking a sociology class this summer and it is ridiculous. The professor is so far on the left wing it is not even funny. It is an Intro To Sociology class and instead of teaching principles of sociology, he keeps showing us videos about why the Tea Party is bad for America and indoctrinating us with his socialist views. I personally am in the middle politically but am still disturbed by this way of teaching. Recently I wrote an essay for this class but I felt (and did) like I had to write about the topic in a way the professor would want me to write it (aka using his viewpoints) and I got an A. If it wasn't for the stupid grade, I probably would've bashed all his opinions and written 20 pages about that.</p>

<p>As an institute of higher education, I think it is important to hear different opinions and have them openly discussed freely and without fear of judgement in the classroom setting. What has happened I feel instead is that teachers, of both extreme liberal and conservative views, are forcing their views on other students (a form of indoctrination) and students are just sitting there taking it in as fact instead of thinking critically about the subject and exploring both sides of the issue fairly before making their own opinions. Only in that way, can a student learn.</p>

<p>Anybody have any similar experiences with teachers like this (or not)?</p>

<p>I haven't had any ultra-partisan professors yet, but I'd definitely be *<strong><em>ed off if I did. I don't mind a teacher expressing his opinions but when he gives a bad grade to anyone who writes stuff that doesn't fall in line with his political views I get *</em></strong>ed. </p>

<p>So glad I'm gonna be a business major, I feel like there are way less moonbat professors in that.</p>

<p>The Tea Party is a minority group with very extreme views, one person's opinion will not sway a person into agreeing or disagreeing with them.</p>

<p>In my Sociology 100 class, my professor was liberal, which is very common for the sociology field. He didn't let his personal views enter the class unless it was factual and clearing up misinformation made by certain groups (ex. there's absolutely no evidence that gay couples would be worse parents than straight couples)</p>

<p>Actually, the only professor I can think of that let their personal ideologies dictate the class was a very conservative professor. I think he ended up going over the line because he wasn't there the next year. (This was at a CC where I was dual-enrolled my junior year). </p>

<p>He marked anyone down with different opinions than him. Even if they were supported by facts.</p>

<p>I laugh at people who think they have facts.</p>

<p>In my opinion, teachers should never show their viewpoints to students. They should be as neutral as possible. That was always what my dad did when he taught government. In fact, he made sure at the end of the course to give bonus points on the exam to any student who answered whether they thought he was a Republican or a Democrat. He got about 50/50, so he was satisfied. He, by the way, is an extreme conservative who supports the Tea Party Movement. He just didn't think it was appropriate for teachers to tell their students their own opinions on politics.</p>