[VIDEO] Grover Norquist says he wants TV cameras in every classroom

Campus Reform Reporter
116
Total Shares

Taxpayer advocate Grover Norquist on Friday said he believes there ought to be television cameras broadcasting live from every classroom in the nation, starting in Kindergarten and continuing through college.

“Its one thing I would argue for on K through 12 [grades], but also in colleges, particularly in state colleges,” Norquist told Campus Reform, at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) near Washington D.C. “I think that it makes sense to put a television camera in the back of every state college and university course.”

Norquist said his plan would allow taxpayers to take advantage of the education for which they are paying and raise the level of accountability for teachers and professors.

“The professor would show up on time, the professor would speak more clearly,” he said. “The professor would realize he or she is on camera and just do a better job.”

“Also for people who do silly courses,” he continued.  “I’d like them on TV, on YouTube, so we can have an intelligent conversation.”

WATCH: Norquist advocates putting cameras in every classrooms

In 2012, Campus Reform reported on several courses which raised eyebrows on their respective campus.

For example, The University of Michigan held a course entitled “Rednecks, Queers, and Country Music” and the University of Vermont’s socially Department held a course entitled the “Sociology of Freakishness.”

“I think if the public is paying for it, the public should see it,” Norquist concluded.

Norquist, who is the president of taxpayer advocacy group Americans for Tax Reform, is the author of the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, which is a congressional commitment to oppose attempts to create a net increase in federal taxes.

Follow the author of this article on Twitter: @KCTimpf

LATEST TWEETS

Dark Phoenix
@MikePerretta - 12 hours ago

Prof. dresses as robot to protest Iowa’s ‘sexist,’ ‘homophobic’ pink locker room http://t.co/xYwuJtPfKJ #twisters #tcot via @campusreform

Andrew Bates
@GeorgeBates8 - 13 hours ago

"Speech policies give university officials unfettered discretion to pick and choose who can " http://t.co/1sRVGz9TPq via @campusreform

Tavi Labradog
@tavilabradog - 16 hours ago

Iowa Football team hosts visiting team in a pink locker room - progressives go nuts: http://t.co/LWuHkUA2gJ via @campusreform

Carly Hoilman
@carlzzdarwin - 17 hours ago

Prof. dresses as robot to protest Iowa’s ‘sexist,’ ‘homophobic’ pink locker room http://t.co/65uMBUvLk7 via @campusreform

David Pitts
@dapitts_david - 19 hours ago

Poster rebukes 'well-intentioned' students for http://t.co/BuhtnBMh1B" target="blank_">http://t.co/BuhtnBMh1B via @campusreform http://t.co/BuhtnBMh1B

David
@cupsdaddy - 19 hours ago

Univ of South Alabama sued for restricting... http://t.co/wde2zcfzkw" target="blank_">http://t.co/wde2zcfzkw via @campusreform http://t.co/wde2zcfzkw

Lauren McCarthy
@LaurenAnnMcC - 19 hours ago

Definitely understand why @CalebBonham started @campusreform while at @ColoradoStateU. Open bashing of conservatives from ESTS100 prof today

Sir John Franklin
@Snow_Mexican - 19 hours ago

Poster rebukes 'well-intentioned' students for dumb and offensive questions to minorities http://t.co/WULP7aOuxV via @campusreform

Calvin Foss
@fosscal - 20 hours ago

Georgia professor bans students from saying ‘bless you’ in class http://t.co/I4pUoUOnvv via @campusreform