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  • Governor Daniels Works to Eliminate Leftist Indoctrination

    7/17/2013 3:23:11 PM Posted by Hillary Cherry


    By: Hillary Cherry, Program Officer of Public Relations


    Daniels1According to emails obtained by the Associated Press, Governor Mitch Daniels worked to eliminate leftist indoctrination in Indiana's public universities during his time in office. Governor Daniels pledged to stand up for academic freedom-and continues to do exactly that as President of Purdue. 

    A university president looking for "an upgrade of offerings to increase knowledge in the areas of math and science?" Sadly this is unheard of, and liberals are doing their best to keep it that way.

    In 2010, Governor Daniels requested that liberal historian Howard Zinn's literature be banned from classrooms.

    Daniels wrote, "The obits and commentaries mentioned his book, 'A People's History of the United States,' is the textbook of choice in high schools and colleges around the country. It is a truly execrable, anti-factual piece of disinformation that misstates American history on every page."

    In an effort to improve the education of Hoosiers, Daniel's wrote, "Disqualify propaganda and highlight (if there is any) the more useful offerings. Don't the ed schools have at least some substantive PD [professional development] courseware to upgrade knowledge of math, science, etc."

    The most frustrating part of these emails gaining national attention is that Americans, who should be pleased with his work to remove improper education of our youth, are outraged. This leads me to question our nation's stance on education. Why would anyone want his or her child to be taught an inaccurate description of American history?

    According to Politico, the emails are "raising eyebrows about Daniels' appointment as president of a major research university just months after critics questioned his lack of academic credentials." In reality, the emails reveal exactly why he is qualified to be president of Purdue University. Governor Daniels worked to eliminate leftist propaganda. He has dedicated himself to ensuring students receive a fair and balanced education.

    Since becoming the president of Purdue University in January, Daniels has greatly improved the University. Daniels is also more accessible to students, faculty, and the community than our previous president. He openly meets with fellow institutions and companies to promote better relations and partnerships.

    Daniels2When I was a senior at Purdue this past year, I frequently ran into the governor on campus while working out, walking to class, and even at the local hang outs. President Daniels led freshman tours on campus. He created a welcoming presence that made my fellow students and me feel more connected to our university. In June, Daniels traveled to China to expand Purdue's economic and educational partnerships.

    After three months of his presidency, Daniels implemented a two-year tuition freeze. He found new approaches to bring money to the university through grants, gifts and donations.

    Daniels wrote, "There is need for a cleanup of what is credit-worthy in teaching of our professions," and I could not agree more. Next time the Associated Press reveals emails through the Freedom of Information Act, they should look into the next president of the University of California-Janet Napolitano. As governor of Arizona, Napolitano did nothing to bring intellectual balance to Arizona's public schools. Governor Mitch Daniels is a proven leader and having him as the President of Purdue University could not make me more proud to be a Boilermaker. Boiler up! 


    *Hillary Cherry is a recent graduate of Purdue University and also Young America's Foundation's Program Officer of Public Relations. 




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