Campaign for Obama, get college credit
A public university in Colorado may have violated state law by offering students course credit if they volunteered with President Obama’s re-election campaign. A blog post on the Adams State University website billed the opportunity as a “12 week long organizing internship for the Obama Campaign.”
Both the blog post and the course are now gone. The course was
canceled due to lack of interest, according to the university. The blog
post was taken down earlier this week after a conservative student
blog, Campus Reform, reported on it.
But Peter Wood, president of the National Association of Scholars
and a chronicler of political bias in academia, said universities have
no business awarding class credit for political activity at all.
“The principle here is that this sort of stuff does not belong in
the classroom, and that also it is not something for which students
should be receiving academic credit,” said Wood in an interview with
TheDC News Foundation. “The public funding that goes into a university
is not there to advance political campaigns.”
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