College faculties, long assumed to be a liberal bastion, lean further to the left than even the most conspiratorial conservatives might have imagined, a new study says. By their own description, 72 percent of those teaching at American universities and colleges are liberal and 15 percent are conservative, says the study being published this week. The imbalance is almost as striking in partisan terms, with 50 percent of the faculty members surveyed identifying themselves as Democrats and 11 percent as Republicans.
The disparity is even more pronounced at the most elite schools, where, according to the study, 87 percent of faculty are liberal and 13 percent are conservative....
The most liberal faculties are those devoted to the humanities (81 percent) and social sciences (75 percent), according to the study. But liberals outnumbered conservatives even among engineering faculty (51 percent to 19 percent) and business faculty (49 percent to 39 percent).
The most left-leaning departments are English literature, philosophy, political science and religious studies, where at least 80 percent of the faculty say they are liberal and no more than 5 percent call themselves conservative, the study says.Another interesting article on this issue is here. It addresses the charges and counter charges of both sides in the debate. If I had college-age kids today, I'd send them to community college for two years or a local university with them living at home. I'd also monitor the course selections to make sure they aren't taking "Graffiti as Communication" (a real course) or other nonsense. If you can afford to send your kids to a good solid Catholic school, few though they are, great. But if you need to depend on state options, a little parental mentoring in those first few years can be a great help to help kids survive intact against the relentless liberal propaganda so graphically illustrated at the University of North Carolina.