Academics are still in a state of denial about the overwhelming dominance of liberal Democrats in higher education, despite the presence on many campuses of many once-high-profile partisans.
Conservative students shouldn’t be afraid of being seen as novelties, says Charles Mitchell, president of the Bucknell University Conservatives Club. “If you’re an out-of-the-closet conservative on campus, you’re most likely a novelty anyway.”
To elevate racial sensitivity, some colleges have come up with a game for resident assistants called “the privilege walk.”
Although federal spending on education has more than quadrupled over the past 40 years, standardized test scores have stagnated or even declined, notes a Cato Institute scholar.
When the panelists on Accuracy in Academia’s summer conference panel on “women’s studies” took a shot at answering the question, “What do women want?,” they gave answers that few college professors would give an “A” to.
Linda Chavez examines the inner workings of America’s teachers’ unions, whose “ultimate goal,” in the candid words of a former NEA head, is “to tap the legal, political, and economic powers of the U.S. Congress … [to] collect votes to re-order the priorities of the United States of America.”
“Race preferences are divisive and demoralizing,” says writer La Shawn Barber. “They cause self-doubt. They cause others to doubt black achievement.”
“When a judge goes beyond simply applying a law or constitution according to its original meaning,” says constitutional attorney Gene Schaerr, “and instead pours his own new meaning into it, he or she is engaged in an immoral act.”
Students can effect change on campuses across the country by combating the liberal biases that so often appear at colleges and universities, say two young conservative leaders.
The problem with President Bush’s policy on immigration is that it benefits immigrants who see America not as a melting pot but as a crock of gold, according to a Republican U. S. congressman.