Some math students at a Pennsylvania university were frustrated to discover that instead of learning about "sets, logic, and probability," they were getting an earful of the prof's political leanings.
According to a course description, students enrolled in "Finite Mathematics" class (Math 017) at Penn State University expected to learn "the elementary mathematics of logic and sets." However, those taking the course under Professor Marc Fabbri report being subjected to the professor's political opinions on such things as Hillary Clinton's "strength of character" and the "cultural intolerance" of President Lyndon Johnson's 1965 Clean Water Act.
Diane Gramley, president of the American Family Association of Pennsylvania, reports Fabbri has a "habit" of getting off topic – as attested to by many students who complain about him going off on "tangents" during lectures.
"And he's pushing a liberal agenda in trying to indoctrinate the kids," Gramley continues, "which unfortunately we see that more and more in the public education system as well as [in institutions of] higher learning."
For example, according to Campus Reform – which obtained a section of a course document – the professor offered a positive review of Democratic presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama before instructing students to analyze some voter statistics from the 2008 presidential election.
Gramley says rather than correcting Fabbri, university officials are leaving it up to the students to do something about the problem.
"They're laying it on the students," she describes. "[They're telling students] If you have a problem, then you can go through the process – and you complain if you have a problem about your professor's tactics or his inability to teach the class he's supposed to be teaching."
Breitbart reports the university is apparently more interested in ensuring that Fabbri maintains his academic freedom rather than making sure he stays on topic. He is slated to teach three sections of "Finite Mathematics" this fall.