A Republican lawmaker wants to enact a hiring freeze on state college professors. Simply put, his own experience with liberal ones left a bad taste in his mouth.
He has a management certificate from Sizzler steakhouse.
Iowa Senator Mark Chelgren (R) says he didn’t care for his liberal professors back in college. He disliked them so much, in fact, that it prompted him to put together Senate File 228.
The plan will prevent state universities from hiring anymore registered Democrats as professors until they get more Republicans on board. He’s specifically looking to have both parties within 10% of each other.
Naturally his own educational background has since come under scrutiny.
On his page, he claimed to have a business management degree from Forbco Management school. If you’ve never heard of that school, you’re not alone. It’s not accredited and a further investigation showed it was run by Sizzler steakhouse.
As in fine dining with a salad bar.
In an interview with NBC News, Iowa State Republicans spokesman Ed Failor said:
“This was a management course he took when he worked for Sizzler, kind of like Hamburger University at McDonald’s. He got a certificate.”
A certificate is not the same thing as a college degree, especially when it comes from Sizzler.
Chelgren has since removed that credential from his page, though he doesn’t see what the big deal is:
“This was not an attempt to inflate anything. I didn’t concern myself about this, honestly.”
He also attended the University of California and studied some pretty heavy stuff, including astro-physics and mathematics. He didn’t graduate.
When he received his business ‘degree’ is a bit of a mystery. Chelgren said it happened “around ’88 or ’89. It’s going back a way so I don’t remember.”
While the details of his business ‘degree’ are unknown, seeing as how it’s not an actual degree, we did dig up a Sizzler commercial from 1991 that was used in their training. In it we see that all Americans really want is choice, and Sizzler delivers that choice with their large variety of menu items.
If Chelgren gets his way, liberal professors may not have a choice in where they work. Unless they cross over to the dark side.
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