Wright State University Professor Martin Kich is absolutely gleeful over a poll showing students not yet eligible to vote would, if they could, make the country look like a blue blazer with a red necktie.
“These are the results of a presidential polling of K-8 students conducted by Scholastic,” he writes on the academe blog maintained by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). “The first of these students should be eligible to vote in the 2024 presidential election.”
“I think that the results are fairly remarkable, given that the professoriate has not yet had the opportunity to indoctrinate these students with a heavy dose of ‘liberal bias.’”
Yes, but by the time they get to college, three-quarters of their education is over. The heavy dosage starts in kindergarten when they are five and continues unabated for the next dozen years if they are unable or unwilling to escape the public school system that captures most of the young.
By the time they get to college, they have already been schooled in tolerance and diversity of everything that does not include the religious and patriotic.
“Beginning in the 1960s, from Boston to Berkeley, the teachers of America’s teachers absorbed and taught a new, CliffsNotes-style sacred history: America was born tainted by Western Civilization’s original sins—racism, sexism, greed, genocide against natives and the environment, all wrapped in religious obscurantism, and on the basis of hypocritical promises of freedom and equality,” Boston University Professor Emeritus Angelo M. Codevilla writes in the Fall 2016 Claremont Review of Books. “Secular saints from Herbert Croly and Woodrow Wilson to Franklin Roosevelt and Barack Obama have been redeeming those promises, placing America on the path of greater justice in the face of resistance from the mass of Americans who are racist, sexist, but above all stupid.”
“To consider such persons on the same basis as their betters would be, as President Obama has called it, ‘false equivalence.’”