Leave it to those Social Scientists.
Faced with repeated and backed-only-with-anecdotes accusations that universities are simply indoctrination grounds for the DNC or some other treasonous group, decided to conduct a study to see if it’s true.
According to the study’s data, students are more intimidated by their fellow students than by their teachers, and the reports of bias among teachers were relatively evenly distributed among accusations of anti-liberal and of anti-conservative dispositions.
While I’m tempted simply to do an end zone dance and leave it there, I was disturbed by this finding from the article:
This finding may be significant because many Georgia students indicated that they don’t want to be challenged on their views by their courses. Thirty-one percent of students said it was somewhat or very important to them that instructors not challenge their personal beliefs. (While some had no opinion, 52 percent said that to be exposed to new ideas, they thought it was important to have their beliefs challenged by what they learned.)
My initial reaction was something along the lines of, “THEN WHY ARE YOU IN COLLEGE, YOU KNOT HEADS?” But then I remembered that this is the 21st century. The thirty-one percent are here to put a line on their resumes, too much booze in their yaps, and their tail ends in some football bleachers. I suppose I should be glad that over half of students expect to learn something new in four years.
It ain’t much, but it is over half.