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Academic Liberalism Replaced with Leftism

PrayerPoseMom Wrote: Sep 21, 2012 9:50 AM
Our kids are living in a "damned if you do, damned if you don't world" these days; if they're lucky enough to find a job, that all important college degree is absolutely necessary in most instances. Yet, what they - and therefore, we - have to sacrifice at the altar of academic liberalism is appalling.

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,...