Is it true most college professors and college administrators are radical progressives?
If so, do you think college students are indoctrinated into progressivism? Do you think colleges should require political diversity? My dad says they are all leftist, and from what I have seen he is correct. Every college professor I encounter online is a progressive?
- busterwasmycatLv 71 month agoFavorite Answer
That was not my experience. However, I studied the sciences and politics rarely got mentioned at all. Football was more common a subject that profs would raise that was not related to the curriculum. Politics though? pretty well never. The main reason that people tend to become "progressive" with education is that education makes you recognize all the lies that you were told while attending the government-run school systems.
The role of public schools for youth in controlling thought among the population is pretty obvious once you get a chance to see other ways of thinking. The entire objective of public schooling is to "make good citizens". Well, what does that mean in detail? When you are taught to ask questions, which is the primary role of a university education, and you then ask questions and learn answers that had been hidden from you, it is not a brainwashing. It is the opposite of it. Not all become progressives from this either.
- LaurieLv 71 month ago
Nonsense. I’m betting your dad is himself uneducated. Radical conservatives and religious fundamentalists retain influence and power by keeping people ignorant - especially women and young people. That is why they fear education and a free exchange of opinions. They want to tell you what you SHOULD believe, and what you SHOULD think, instead of giving you access to information, opinions, and then trusting you to make up your own mind.
- sunshine_melLv 71 month ago
Perhaps you become more progressive with education...and it's not actually a bad thing.
- Anonymous1 month ago
This is why absolutely no conservatives graduate from college. Think about it. Every single college person is too weak-minded to think for themselves.
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- JohnLv 51 month ago
The answer is no. The myth of colleges as places of left wing indoctrination is a staple of right wing political extremists. The pundits who push those lies to the gullible don't want people to go to college for a different reason. College students are taught to think critically, and the biggest threat to the influence of political extremists are people who think critically.
- DCM5150Lv 71 month ago
It is not true, but I'm not going to be able to change your mind as you didn't actually want to post a question, you just wanted to rant like an idiot.