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Academic Liberalism Replaced with Leftism

Beethovens10th Wrote: Sep 20, 2012 3:02 PM
If I had it to do over, I wouldn't go to college again. Completely worthless. In fact, I think it produces drones even LESS valuable to employers than a conscientious high school grad.

The Twitter exchange between my son and me captures the frustration of college students (and parents) all across America:

Jimmy: “Teacher just suggested that we read The People’s History of America. Who doesn’t love biased liberal opinions to start the mornin #shootme”

Me: “Howard Zinn!? Awesome! Your indoctrination has begun. #soproud #occupyyourliberalcollegeeducation”

From the elite, Northeastern liberal arts college our eldest daughter attended, to the sprawling Southern state university where our son recently began his studies, academic “liberalism,” the quest for an expansive and enlightening education, has been soundly replaced with raw, unvarnished leftism.

The school year has just begun,...