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Leftist California Professors "Corrupt" Higher Education

Steve of CA Wrote: Apr 12, 2012 1:43 PM
Yes, because vaguely worded mission statements do not necessarily reflect how classes are taught. If you are going to make assertions about the quality of education at a university then you need to go further by going into the classroomk, which you actually can do to some extent at UC Berkeley, webcast.berkeley.edu, and getting to know the teachers. I know some teachers there and they do not conform to this misleading picture presented by a conservative group.

"I don't know any polite way of putting this -- but he's lying," said professor John Ellis, president of the National Association of Scholars' California division. Ellis was reacting to a critic's characterization of the NAS's damning report, "A Crisis of Competence: The Corrupting Effect of Political Activism in the University of California."

California taxpayers spend $2.8 billion to educate the more than 230,000 students at the 10 campuses that comprise the UC system. But the report says the UC system does not help students learn how to think, but rather teaches them what to think. And what they "learn"...