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Educated not Indoctrinated

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.

Posted by Rosemary on 03.28.2008
Adam (mail):
Did you see the Kelly Pickler video from AYSTAFG? Hilarious and disturbing at the same time (as is much these days).

I know the answer to the question, but I don't want to give it away.
3.28.2008 9:59am
double-plus-ungood (mail) (www):
Political Science &Politics accepts the first part of the critique of academe and says that it’s true that the professoriate leans left.

It's kind of a tautology to say that smart people tent toward liberalism and leftism.
3.28.2008 12:21pm
double-plus-ungood (mail) (www):
Fuck. TEND, not tent.

So much for being smart.
3.28.2008 12:21pm
Mr. Wonderful (mail):
Double:

Perhaps you got so excited about your illogical conclusion that you pitched a tent? I wouldn't put it past you to have made such a Freudian slip.
3.28.2008 12:25pm
Dale:
Reading his post as "tend", not "tent", I agree with double plus.
3.28.2008 6:43pm
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