If you are the parent of a college-bound high schooler and are looking to send your son or daughter to an institution of higher learning that is locked into the liberal world view, think the University of Texas-Austin (UT). In 2012, a professor there compared the founding fathers to Nazis and called Thanksgiving a “white supremacist” holiday. More recently, the university devised a method for dealing with the problem of minority students who scored poorly on a standardized exit exam by tossing the exam.
And now a professor at the school has announced that he is resigning in protest against a recent law allowing students to carry concealed weapons on campus, saying the law drastically increases his chances of being murdered.
Daniel Hamermesh, who teaches economics said in a letter to university administrators:
As much as I have loved the experience of teaching and introducing these students to economics at the university, I have decided not to continue. With a huge group of students my perception is that the risk that a disgruntled student might bring a gun into the classroom and start shooting at me has been substantially enhanced by the concealed-carry law.
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