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Academic Liberalism Replaced with Leftism

ILuvSnoopy Wrote: Sep 21, 2012 9:25 AM
There are plenty of competively priced private colleges which are not leftist indocrination centers. We live near California Baptist University. It is a solid school with a strong engineering department including chemical engineering. In the past Christian institutions were traditionally liberal arts schools. Many are expanding their offerings in the sciences so as to have as many programs as their secular counterparts. My question to Hicks is, "Given the options, why are you sending your child to an indoctrination center?" It is a bit ridiculous to complain about something on which you are willing to spend several thousand dollars. "Maybe one day conservatives" will demonstrate common sense by not supporting liberal institutions.

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,...