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Academic Liberalism Replaced with Leftism

Blair31 Wrote: Sep 21, 2012 1:57 PM
Recently, a community college professor was suspended for telling her students that they "must vote for Obama." That's not the only instance. Last spring in Florida, there was a teacher who told her student that he could be arrested for criticizing Obama. The truth? No, you can't.

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,...