Stunner: Leftism Rampant at University of California

Posted by on Apr 02, 2012 at 8:04 am

Whodathunkit? An actual education instead replaced with liberal advocacy and grievance-mongering? Knock me over with a feather.

The University of California is a hotbed of leftist faculty and politically correct thinking where many students are receiving a weak and unbalanced education, according to a report by a conservative organization of professors and administrators.

The study by the California Assn. of Scholars repeats objections conservatives have had for decades over what they see as an overwhelmingly liberal academia that stifles dissent. Especially in UC humanities departments, study of classics and rigorous analysis have been replaced by advocacy of a leftist agenda and teaching about the grievances of various minorities, the report says.

“It has reached an extreme where one couldn’t not comment,” John Ellis, a UC Santa Cruz professor emeritus in German literature and president of the association, said in explaining why his group is releasing the document now.

Naturally, the lefties disagree. Shut up, they say.

Robert Anderson, a UC Berkeley economics and math professor who is chairman of the systemwide faculty Senate, said the report “is short on facts, but long on innuendo and anecdotes. The University of California offers tens of thousands of courses each year, the vast majority of which are excellent. A few dozen anecdotes about courses that allegedly have significant flaws does not diminish that fact, much less support the report’s sweeping claims.”



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