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Wed Feb 24, 2016, 02:31 PM

A PowerPoint Slide Advises Professors to Alter Teaching to Pacify Armed Students

A PowerPoint Slide Advises Professors to Alter Teaching to Pacify Armed Students
A presentation at a faculty forum at the University of Houston that circulated Tuesday on Twitter has raised pressing questions about how professors will adapt to Texasí controversial new campus-carry law.

A PowerPoint slide in the presentation, arranged by the president of the central campusís Faculty Senate, Jonathan Snow, provides suggestions for faculty members to alter their behavior, among other things, when the law takes effect for all four-year public colleges in the state, on August 1.
http://twitter.com/JeffintheBowtie/status/701898811115855872/photo/1
Opponents of the law, which will allow people with concealed-handgun permits to carry their weapons into public-university buildings, seized on the image as proof that many professors will feel they need to change their curricula or tiptoe around emotionally volatile students for fear of attack.

Don't like what your teacher teaches.
Show him your gun as a tactful reminder you can blow his shit way any day of the week.
(If this is really needed)
Texas, hiding unpleasant information with the barrel of a gun, coming soon to a Republican led state near you.

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Reply A PowerPoint Slide Advises Professors to Alter Teaching to Pacify Armed Students (Original post)
Agnosticsherbet Feb 2016 OP
RKP5637 Feb 2016 #1
valerief Feb 2016 #2
Agnosticsherbet Feb 2016 #3
valerief Feb 2016 #4
Gidney N Cloyd Feb 2016 #5
Agnosticsherbet Feb 2016 #10
Heeeeers Johnny Feb 2016 #6
gratuitous Feb 2016 #8
melm00se Feb 2016 #12
gratuitous Feb 2016 #17
Agnosticsherbet Feb 2016 #11
tk2kewl Feb 2016 #7
Victor_c3 Feb 2016 #9
TipTok Feb 2016 #13
nadinbrzezinski Feb 2016 #14
jpak Feb 2016 #15
ThoughtCriminal Feb 2016 #16

Response to Agnosticsherbet (Original post)

Wed Feb 24, 2016, 02:34 PM

1. Another example of US = United Stupidity! n/t

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Original post)

Wed Feb 24, 2016, 02:34 PM

2. I think teachers should be in PopeMobile-type enclosures for protection.

Who the fuck would want to teach an armed class? You have to be an idiot to want to do that.

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Response to valerief (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 24, 2016, 02:36 PM

3. I think students should learn as the did in ancient Greece.

Everyone arrives at class stark naked with an open mind.

I doubt that would go over well in Texas.

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 24, 2016, 02:40 PM

4. My first thought--did they share seats?

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Response to valerief (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 24, 2016, 02:46 PM

5. Not too soon after the chili cookoff.

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Response to valerief (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 24, 2016, 04:40 PM

10. LOL.

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Original post)

Wed Feb 24, 2016, 03:01 PM

6. They're concerned about the limitations and effects this law will place on their 1A rights.

Yet, ignoring the fact that in recent years, 1A rights have already been greatly curtailed on campuses across the country.

More than likely, the very same people, mindset that created the current environment on limitations on free speech,
are the same ones that are complaining about the changes and decisions they'll have make WRT to their thoughts
and opinions once this new law goes into effect.

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Response to Heeeeers Johnny (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 24, 2016, 03:23 PM

8. Not sure what you're referring to

You said that First Amendment "rights have been greatly curtailed on campuses across the country." Can you cite some examples? I know that there have been some loud caterwauling from some conservative students that their opinions are not given a fair hearing, but upon closer inspection, it usually turns out that they are unable to support of defend their position in the academic arena, mistaking their own poor preparation for censorship.

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Response to melm00se (Reply #12)

Wed Feb 24, 2016, 06:30 PM

17. All three articles buttress my post

In each article, it appears that it's conservative students complaining that their "free speech" is being abridged because not everyone agrees with them, and others point out the logical fallacies and erroneous bases of their opinions. The First Amendment states that Congress shall pass no law abridging the freedom of speech. These articles are about persons and groups who "believe" their free speech rights have been abridged. But as the stories get into the details, it seems that the parties who believe they have been wronged have simply gotten crossways with campus rules designed to promote a respectful dialog among people who disagree. The only persons threatened by those rules (not laws passed by Congress) seem to be those who would prefer to traffic in disrespect.

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Response to Heeeeers Johnny (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 24, 2016, 04:42 PM

11. In this case, their bogus claim to the 2nd amendment threatens to blow away the first amendment.

Ignorance will be the only survivor.

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Original post)

Wed Feb 24, 2016, 03:06 PM

7. Homework? We don't need no stinking homework!

 

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Original post)

Wed Feb 24, 2016, 03:42 PM

9. An armed society is a polite society. You wouldn't want to hurt anyone's feeling, would you n/t

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Original post)

Wed Feb 24, 2016, 05:34 PM

13. What a bunch of babies...

 

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Original post)

Wed Feb 24, 2016, 05:35 PM

14. I expect a few shootings personally

 

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Original post)

Wed Feb 24, 2016, 05:54 PM

15. I hear the sound of on-line courses as the new normal at UTX

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and no face-to-face office meetings - just laptop-to-laptop.

Gunners suck

large

yup

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Original post)

Wed Feb 24, 2016, 06:04 PM

16. "An armed society is a polite society"

is code for "Don't disagree with me, or I might get angry and shoot you".

Don't piss off "Talky Tina".

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