Wednesday, March 30, 2005
College Faculties A Most Liberal Lot, Study Finds
College faculties, long assumed to be a liberal bastion, lean further to the left than even the most conspiratorial conservatives might have imagined, a new study says.
By their own description, 72 percent of those teaching at American universities and colleges are liberal and 15 percent are conservative, says the study being published this week. The imbalance is almost as striking in partisan terms, with 50 percent of the faculty members surveyed identifying themselves as Democrats and 11 percent as Republicans.
The disparity is even more pronounced at the most elite schools, where, according to the study, 87 percent of faculty are liberal and 13 percent are conservative.
I think it is about time that teachers on all levels get back to teaching instead of trying to indoctrinate. Given this study, and numerous others which support this point, is it time for our state legislators to step in and encourage the hiring of people with various points of view in the interest of education? Armavirumque?