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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Great Moments in Education

You wonder why California is in such a mess? Just look at this survey of professors in California universities:
Anecdotal evidence in the report includes a UC Davis professor who cancelled an anthropology final exam and instead wrote anti-war and anti-American websites on the board and held a discussion on the war in Iraq; a computer science professor at Berkeley who frequently used his lectures to call former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger a Nazi and stated nothing Saddam Hussein has done could be any worse than what George Bush has done; and a sociology professor at UCSD who questioned whether the 9/11 attacks were terrorism or legitimate warfare, and stated Americans have no moral ground to condemn the attacks.

Bias also could be found in course descriptions, required readings and class mandates. An American history course is not required for history majors at the UC Davis, Santa Cruz, Irvine and San Diego campuses; and at several campuses, students can graduate with a major in English literature without having read a word of Shakespeare, Chaucer or Milton, the report states.

What’s more, results of national faculty surveys found that for every eight professors who identified themselves as either left-leaning, Democrat or socialist, one professor identified themselves as conservative or Republican. In many cases, however, studies found the ratios at UC campuses and elsewhere are often more close to 15-to-1.

Another survey found professors would be more inclined to hire a communist than a Republican.
Of course, this problem is not isolated to California. You can probably find similar results in universities across the country. They don't want to educate, they want to indoctrinate in the hopes that these young minds will turn out as twisted as they are. If kids don't have a pretty solid foundation of conservatism and traditional values going into these institutions, there's no telling what they'll be like when they come out.

This is what happens when people spend their lives in academia without ever having to put their theories into real world practice.  It's easy to sit around the faculty lounge solving all the world's problems with pie-in-the-sky liberal fantasies when nothing is required but good intentions.  But most of these people wouldn't last 10 minutes in the real world.

And the kids they graduate with expensive but completely unmarketable degrees will find that out all too soon.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

And that, in a nutshell, is why I refuse to hand over my hard-earned money to the public school system, but instead I am pursuing my graduate degree at a private Christian university in California.