September 20, 2012, 2:34 pm
The platform adopted by the Republican Party last month included the following statement, in the section entitled “Improving Our Nation’s Classrooms”:
Ideological bias is deeply entrenched within the current university system. Whatever the solution in private institutions may be, in state institutions the trustees have a responsibility to the public to ensure that their enormous investment is not abused for political indoctrination. We call on state officials to ensure that our public colleges and universities be places of learning and the exchange of ideas, not zones of intellectual intolerance favoring the left.
I confess that I have a certain fondness for the theory that university classrooms are little more than vehicles for the delivery of liberal propaganda—stuff like God is dead, the earth is heating, gays should have rights, and the poor should have food.
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