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February 17, 2005

Education or indoctrination?

From FoxNews:

Several Ohio state lawmakers want to pass legislation that they argue is needed to ban political bias on college campuses.

"Students should be free to give their opinion without fear of retribution," said Ohio GOP State Sen. Larry Mumper.

According to Mumper, professors in the Buckeye State (search) are discriminating against students who don't hold the same political views, and the bias is usually a liberal one. He points to a recent study by a Santa Clara University (search) researcher that found Democrats outnumber Republicans eight to one among social science and humanities faculty as evidence of the left slant.

Similar legislation is being debated in a dozen statehouses this year. It's already law in Georgia. Ohio’s bill goes one step further than other states and sets up a grievance system for complaints.

Opponents say the legislation amounts to unnecessary meddling.

Now, to catch the irony of that last sentence you really have to read the article by Garin K. Hovannisian about what passes as “education” at UCLA.

Posted by Jack Lewis at February 17, 2005 10:19 AM

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