These Kids Are Seriously Pissed That David Petraeus is Teaching at CUNY

These Kids Are Seriously Pissed That David Petraeus is Teaching at CUNY

City University of New York students aggressively harassed former CIA director General David Petraeus as he walked to a lecture on Monday. Impressively, Petreaus maintained his calm despite the nasty accusations hurled at him (Take notes, Anthony Weiner).

Ever since his appointment in April as a Visiting Professor of Public Policy, liberal students and professors at CUNY have criticized his oversight of the Iraq War and use of drones. Students also criticized his $200,000 salary while other adjunct professors earned only a couple thousand dollars per course. On average, even full-time professors made less than $90,000. The backlash eventually forced CUNY to drop his annual pay to $1.

Petraeus will be teaching a three-hour-a-week seminar to 16 students on the creation of a "North American Decade." 16 CUNY graduate students will assist in grading, and three Harvard graduate students helped with the creation of the syllabus. He is also a visiting professor at the University of Southern California.


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