Friday, February 17, 2006

Not Crazy Horse, Just Crazy

Reposted as history. Originally posted in February of 2005.

Ann Coulter - February 17, 2005 -

Tenure was supposed to create an atmosphere of open debate and inquiry, but instead has created havens for talentless cowards who want to be insulated from life. Rather than fostering a climate of open inquiry, college campuses have become fascist colonies of anti-American hate speech, hypersensitivity, speech codes, banned words and prohibited scientific inquiry.

As usual Ann leaves little for anyone else to say, as long as you are conservative. The incredible situation in America's schools, especially our colleges, is that the extreme left in American society controls the education establishment. Good teachers are as intimidated as the students. This is not acceptable to conservatives, and it is hard to argue that it is just.

To put the problem into perspective you only need to compare the following statistics on political ideology of teachers. Extreme liberals (socialists, marxists, communists) make up only around 15% of Americans, but over 45% of teachers. Liberals and progressives make up only another 20% of Americans, but are 40% of teachers. This combined 35% of Americans dominates the political ideology in schools with 85% of teachers, and is militantly opposed to anyone not liberal having any say in how schools are run. Thus 65% of Americans have no say in how schools are run.

To look at it differently, moderates are drastically underrepresented. There should be 6 times as many to equal their percentage of Americans. The combination of both moderates and conservatives equals 65% of Americans but they are only 15% of teachers. Is there any wonder students spend more time learning about homosexual lifestyles and choices than they spend learning calculus?

There are a great number of fine teachers in America with no agenda. It is unfortunate they are caught in the middle of a political battle. It is not just or fair that one political idealogy, the left, has exclusive control of our schools. It seems bizarre that having taken over the eschools, the left is outraged that Americans who do not share their idealogy object to their politicizing the schools. If the situation was reversed you can be sure they would be as upset as conservatives and moderates.


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