College Presidents See No Evidence Of Bias

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Although they realize that most people think their campuses are left-wing, most college presidents don’t think there is evidence to support that concern. “When asked to assess which factors are responsible for the negative view of higher education, 86 percent of college and university presidents cited the perception of liberal bias on campus,” Bradford Richardson and Jennifer Harper report in The Washington Times. “Seventy-seven percent said they are worried about the way conservatives view higher education, and 65 percent said the perception that colleges and universities are intolerant of conservative ideas is having a major impact on higher education.”

“Despite their concern, less than one-third of college presidents agreed that conservative ideas are not tolerated on campus. Only 12 percent said Republican doubts about higher education are justified.”