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    11/6/2012 3:19:39 PM Posted by Patrick Coyle


    Some studies try to prove that leftist faculty only exist in the minds of undereducated students.  A new UCLA study shows that a left wing profession has only gotten more so since 2008.

    The Higher Education Research Institute study of 800 psychology professors, researched by Yoel Inbar and Joris Lammers shows alarming trends. 

    First, the number of self-identified “far left” professors jumped from 8.8 to 12.4 percent.  Added to the 50.3 percent who see themselves as “liberal,” (up from just over 47 percent), this means that two-thirds of college faculty identify themselves as left of center.   

    College campuses have grown into a Bizarroworld reflection of America.  A 2011 Gallup Poll shows that in 2011, 40 percent of Americans identified themselves as conservative.  This number has actually increased since 2008.  Only a little over 20 percent call themselves "liberal."

    While America grows more conservative, campuses get more leftist. 

    “Middle of the road” and conservative faculty numbers both dropped on campuses.  Moderates lost 3 percent and conservative numbers fell by 4.  Those calling themselves “far right” were almost statistically non-existent.   

    As the Left consolidates its grip on education, they continue to fail students.  A December 2011 Chronicle of Higher Education article explained that employers have grown frustrated with the lack of workplace skills in college graduates. 

    America must deal with challenges that are, according to Young America’s Foundation president Ron Robinson, a “direct outgrowth of higher education’s preoccupation for more than a generation with race, class and sex. Those themes have been preached — to the exclusion of rewarding merit, individual freedom and the American dream — at almost every college.” 

    They have also been preached at the expense of the basic knowledge that a person needs to understand citizenship. 

     A GFK Roper survey of 300 college graduates shows that American citizens failed to answer basic questions about the Constitution, Civil War, and other important developments. 

    While some blame the standardized testing of public schools, colleges have the opportunity to ensure that their students understand how America became a great and exceptional nation. Many professors prefer to disparage the nation.  Students almost never hear about their natural rights, or how a government exists to protect, not to destroy them.  They never gain an understanding of the importance of the individual and his or her role in a free society.  Only rarely in a classroom will they hear about how an economy truly functions.  

    If citizens do not understand where we have come from, they cannot grasp where we are today, nor can they make informed decisions about the future.  

     By the way, the guy in the picture is Leon Trotsky


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