Despite the protests of Colorado elites, the record of the Rocky Mountain state on academic freedom hardly falls in the “Let a hundred flowers bloom” category.
Being an identifiable Conservative Republican can exact a social cost, particularly in the professional mine field of academic life today.
At least one outraged mother pulled her children out of Carrier Mills-Stonefort Elementary School (kindergarten through 8th grade) after being informed about the cross-dressing day.
A book review I wrote recently focused on a dissection of the work of historian Howard Zinn that appeared in the recently published Intellectual Morons by my predecessor at Accuracy in Academia, Dan Flynn. That review drew a sharp retort from one of Zinn’s many admirers in Academia.
The announcement that George W. Bush won the 2004 presidential election was followed by more than simple distress among University of California Los Angeles students
The election returns last week left many academics distressed.
West Chester (Pa.) University junior Tony Maalouf says, “In the last two and a half months, I was discriminated against more on this campus for being a College Republican than I ever have in my whole life for being an Arab.”
A professor of government and
politics has come under fire from
students for an e-mail she sent to her
pupils promoting a new wave of ads
from the extreme anti-Bush group,
MoveOn Political Action Committee.
To be a conservative college professor in Academia today is akin to performing in a road company of Fiddler on the Roof in Syria, particularly when you are a free-market economist at one of the Seven Sisters of the Ivy League.
Although the reports that we get from across the country show that professors are doing their level best to turn their student bodies into voting blocs, in at least one bastion of political liberalism, students are resisting the indoctrination.