A Tremendous Blow…

…To Temple University


The loudest mouth in Madison is mercifully leaving the state. UW-Madison professor Sara Goldbrick-Rab has announced to the consternation of no one that she’s ditching Wisconsin for Temple University.

The Journal-Sentinel reports:

Sara Goldrick-Rab, the outspoken University of Wisconsin-Madison professor who vowed to leave Wisconsin after state lawmakers changed tenure protections last year, announced on her blog Monday night that she has accepted a job at Temple University and will start July 1…

Unless she saw a burning bush, her boorish, embarrassing behavior will serve Temple just as badly as it has served UW-Madison, which she has disparaged and embarrassed on Twitter. She has seen nothing wrong with comparing political leaders she disagrees with to Hitler. And in what can only be described as the lashing out of a sociopath, she targeted high school seniors excited about attending Madison, telling them to go somewhere else.

She was whining about the removal of tenure from state statutes. Tenure remains a part of the UW System’s policy, making her nothing more than a crybaby with lots of Twitter followers. Those incoming freshman are lucky they won’t have to endure the incessant, piercing whining of an entitled, overpaid, overgrown baby masquerading as a respected researcher.

Despite her prominent status as an embarrassment to Wisconsin’s flagship university, Wisconsin taxpayers have generously paid her about $113,000 a year. Can we have the money back?

Like so many eminently open-minded progressive scholars, I discovered in writing this celebration of her departure that she blocked me on Twitter. She probably didn’t like my criticism of her moronic research about college students being broke – truly ground-breaking stuff.

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Sara Goldbrick-Rab is a progressive known for her compassion and tolerance. That’s why she blocks critics, while tweeting obscenities and targeting high school seniors with politically inane claptrap.

Temple is indeed getting a self-righteous, entitled motormouth who will gleefully trash her own campus if she doesn’t like the state’s political leadership. But she’s not nearly as crafty a Twitter-blocker as she thinks. I have my ways.

Her entire Twitter feed right now is a parade of self-appreciation – retweeting professors and others tearfully mourning her leaving as some kind of loss to Wisconsin. The following is just a tiny fraction of what SG-R evidently spends her time doing when she’s not performing underwhelming research that reaches conclusions everyone already knew.

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This tweet is supposed to be tongue-in-cheek, but I’ll take it literally. Thank you, Gov. Walker, if she’s really leaving thanks to you.

Fortunately for the Conservative cause in Wisconsin, SG-R claims she’ll stay on in some capacity as a continuing embarrassment to Progressive politics in Wisconsin.

So to Temple University from the people of Wisconsin, thank you for taking off our hands a professor who is as ungrateful as could be for the six-figure salary we’ve been paying her so she can sit on Twitter and be angry. We aren’t sure what compelled your decision, but thank you for taking off our hands a professor who spews bile and tells doey-eyed young people to go away.

But to Professor Goldbrick-Rab, can Wisconsin taxpayers have some of that salary back?

And finally, here’s a heartfelt sendoff. See ya!


About the writer: Chris Rochester has worked in communications and finance for a state Senate and congressional campaign, consulted on numerous Assembly and local races, and has held leadership roles in his local Republican Party. He's communications director for the MacIver Institute. Commentary here is strictly his own.