Maybe but I'm not sold by one little article, yet. Liberal Faculty...Who Cares?
One of the key arguments made by David Horowitz and his supporters in recent years is that a left-wing orientation among faculty members results in a lack of curricular balance, which in turn leads to students being indoctrinated rather than educated. The argument is probably made most directly in a film much plugged by Horowitz: “Indoctrinate U.
A study that will appear soon in the journal PS: Political Science & Politics accepts the first part of the critique of academe and says that it’s true that the professoriate leans left. But the study — notably by one Republican professor and one Democratic professor — finds no evidence of indoctrination. Despite students being educated by liberal professors, their politics change only marginally in their undergraduate years, and that deflates the idea that cadres of tenured radicals are somehow corrupting America’s youth — or scaring them into adopting new political views.
The authors of this piece conducted a study. They found that only a small percentage of students shifted their position farther left due to the influence of their professors. May reasons for why this is and I have my favorite one...the professors are just really shitty at indoctrination. I guess there were no academic Svengalis in the test zone. Where in the heck is fake American Indian "professor" Ward Churchill when you need him?
In any case, this is both good news and bad. Good if the teachers are not trying to brainwash their students into becoming Marxists Code Pinkers and even better if the students are too smart to fall for it. The only downside is this, if the teachers are too shitty to make Lefty converts, how good can they be at teaching?
Makes one wonder...
I did, just last night, see a guy with a Master's from UCLA and some other California University, not know the answer to a 2nd grade Grammar question on "Are you smarter than a 5th Grader?" For the record, I'm pretty sure the ghost of Buttons got it right, yeah he's been dead for a few years but it was really easy, MULTIPLE CHOICE and he was a really smart fucking dog...
Here is the question, in the following sentence: "Sierra baked a cake for Wendy" is the subject of the sentence a :
- A. common noun
- B. Proper noun
- C. pronoun