Administrators More Totalitarian Than Professors

, Malcolm A. Kline, Leave a comment

A young man from Saddleback College recently offered an essay in the Intercollegiate Review that illustrates a trend we’ve noticed for some time: the greatest danger to free speech on campus comes not from the professoriate, no matter how far left they lean, but from administrators. “I’ve experienced an abundance of opposition during my work as a campus activist for freedom,” Taylor Samuelson writes. “However, most faculty members were not the first to disregard my views.”

“That honor would go to their fellow administrators. The greatest obstacle to student activism for myself, was a bureaucratic administration which discriminated based on viewpoint. It’s usually the conservative students which are relegated to a dusty corner of the school’s ‘free speech zone​.'”