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« on: January 16, 2009, 11:38:47 pm »
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     If you know what they are, of course.

     For me, my French teacher is an arch-conservative independent. There is no stronger supporter of the UMP than him, though his opinion of Sarkozy turned sharply after Sarkozy married Bruni. As a side note, he strongly prefers Le Pen to any Socialist due to the issue of immigration. As another side note, he voted for Kerry in 2004 after witnessing Bush's terrible debate performances. He ended up voting for McCain in 2008, & was upset to learn that Marin & San Francisco counties voted down Proposition 8 by roughly 3-1.

     My Civics/Economics teacher is an independent with no partisan leanings whatsoever. Not much else I know about his politics.

     My Current Events teacher is quite liberal. Once I got him to take the PM test, where he got a score of -6,-6. Despite that, he reads The Economist & is an ardent supporter of free trade. He is also generally more pragmatic than most people I know, though he gets freaked out if he thinks someone is denying the role of carbon dioxide in global climate change.

     My English teacher is a Berkeley-educated arch-liberal. He was hyper-conservative in his teenage years, though nowadays he completely resists almost any attempt to interfere with people's lives. He'll even defend practices such as polygamy, but he has deep reservations about allowing second trimester abortions, due to the possibility of the fetus feeling pain.
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« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2009, 12:25:41 am »
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My teachers are fairly moderate, although they all supported Obama.  One of the other photo teachers, though, is extremely liberal.
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« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2009, 12:38:55 am »
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Growing up, my math teacher was a moderate republican, I asked her once. She said she supported McCain for President in 2000. (In middle school year 2000) My science teacher supported Bush, although was basically a dem, just because Space was his most important issue. My Core teacher was an arch-liberal, she gave us an assignment once about the Bill of Rights and left out the second amendment, I asked her why, and she said its what primitive conservatives cry about. my spanish teacher was an obvious liberal, my leadership teacher was a liberal, and my PE teacher I never asked, but went to a lot of libertarian social meetings.
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« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2009, 01:51:36 am »
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Back in High School, I think only one teach ever voted Conservative, and he only did that once. That's what one teacher told me anyways. Of course, this is provincially, and that was back in the Mike Harris days.
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« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2009, 02:21:21 am »
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Had a prof who was a liberal. Had a prof who was interested a lot in third world development (ECON). Had a prof who seemed very pragmatic and voted for Obama. Had two profs who never mentioned politics. One of whom is ineligible to vote.
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« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2009, 02:48:25 am »
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Prob all Obama.
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« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2009, 08:27:34 am »
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Most don't discuss their politics. The French teachers are all left-wingers for sure, including a few that are probably tree-huggers. The environment teacher is a tree-hugging Greenie, and my math teacher is a Greenie too methinks. My TOK teacher is certainly not a Conservative. Maybe Liberal, probably NDP/Green. I probably don't have one Conservative teacher, thank God.

Our Politics teacher doesn't want to tell us how he votes. He's hard to pin down.

In my old school in Riyadh, a few American teachers were Republicans, including a nutjob from Texas. My Grade 8 history teacher (he was from Boulder, CO methinks) was extremely Democratic, and hated Bush with a passion. His wife probably did too.

     For me, my French teacher is an arch-conservative independent. There is no stronger supporter of the UMP than him, though his opinion of Sarkozy turned sharply after Sarkozy married Bruni. As a side note, he strongly prefers Le Pen to any Socialist due to the issue of immigration. As another side note, he voted for Kerry in 2004 after witnessing Bush's terrible debate performances. He ended up voting for McCain in 2008, & was upset to learn that Marin & San Francisco counties voted down Proposition 8 by roughly 3-1.

Where is he from in France?
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« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2009, 08:31:52 am »
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I can only guess really, they don't like to talk about politics much.

Generally speaking, pretty left-wing....maybe 75% of my teachers are SPD/Green.
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« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2009, 10:53:29 am »
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Some of them are dead now, of course, but they were almost uniformly moderates (american liberals).
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« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2009, 11:50:46 am »

My geology professor seemed to be pretty moderate on global warming, environment, and alternative energy issues, and because of the subject that was really the only thing political he talked about.

My freshman seminar professor was moderately liberal and I'm pretty sure he supported Obama.

My philosophy professor was a liberal and Obama voter.

My international relations professor didn't talk about her views on American politics much.

My art survey professor didn't talk about politics at all.
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« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2009, 11:51:23 am »
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Probably all supported Obama. My International Relations teacher told us he worked for Carter and Clinton and was an adviser for Gary Hart's campaign, so it's pretty clear he's a Democrat. I'm guessing on the rest, but there's really very little to lead me to believe that they're Republicans.
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« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2009, 01:20:29 pm »
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This year, I know that my Biology, English, and Ceramics teachers voted for Obama, while my Trig teacher voted for McCain. Don't know much else about their political views except that the English and Ceramics teachers are pretty liberal. Last year, my U.S. History teacher was an obvious Hillary supporter, I had the same English teacher, my Journalism teacher had "Liberal" as his political views on Facebook, and my Science teacher was a Nader supporter, and actually ran for Congress in the 46th District as a Green.
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« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2009, 01:30:41 pm »
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I don't think my highschool teachers ever really made their politics all that clear.. at least most of them.

The english teachers were mostly liberal, though.  My 9th grade english teacher was a British ex-pat who went on and on about how much she loved spotted dick pudding and explaining to us what "She Stoops to Conquer" really meant...

I would guess most of them were DFLers, but I'm sure there were Republicans... it just wasn't very obvious.  All of my social studies teachers were impartial to a point.

In college it was different.  80% of my profs were liberals and 20% were non-liberals.  The most conservative prof I had was a modern Germany/modern Russia history prof.  And he probably split his ballot pretty evenly.
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« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2009, 02:58:30 pm »
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     For me, my French teacher is an arch-conservative independent. There is no stronger supporter of the UMP than him, though his opinion of Sarkozy turned sharply after Sarkozy married Bruni. As a side note, he strongly prefers Le Pen to any Socialist due to the issue of immigration. As another side note, he voted for Kerry in 2004 after witnessing Bush's terrible debate performances. He ended up voting for McCain in 2008, & was upset to learn that Marin & San Francisco counties voted down Proposition 8 by roughly 3-1.

Where is he from in France?

     He was born in Agen & lived later in Seine-et-Marne, though I don't know where in the department.
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« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2009, 04:05:45 am »
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I went to a Catholic high school, so the Republicans (and they were legion) were pretty open about it and the Democrats generally kept it to themselves.

I had a history professor who mentioned having a picture of Bush on the wall of his study (despite this, he was incredibly intelligent and I admire him greatly).
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« Reply #15 on: January 18, 2009, 04:19:22 am »
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One of my professors has a blog that once called for disbanding the Republican Party and salting the earth so that they may never return (recently referenced on 538.com):
http://delong.typepad.com/

I've also had a professor who was a Republican candidate for office
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« Reply #16 on: January 18, 2009, 04:03:37 pm »
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My Spanish teacher/student council advisor is a moderate liberal, hates Bush, voted for Obama.
My World Studies teacher is pretty Republican, he's ex army, but he's not religious right.
Shop teacher votes GOP for 2nd ammendment rights
English teacher is a Democrat, socially very liberal, but she's economically/fiscally conservative
Geometry teacher is conservative, she shares conservative humor emails with me
Chem teacher is liberal, he's never voted Repub, big Obama supporter
Sociology teacher is moderate, voted Obama this year.
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