Monday, July 30, 2007

US - Ward Churchill's "cleansing" effect on campus

Let the cleansing begin.

"True to form, the leftist academic establishment rallied to his side. In all, 199 of his colleagues signed a letter calling for the university to end not only any investigation of his free speech (a proper request) but also any investigation of his academic misconduct. Interestingly enough, these same 199 defenders of academic freedom were nowhere to be found when - months before - an angry campus mob vandalized a conservative affirmative-action protest. To these academics, free speech protects radicals only. "

Well, only the left at any rate.

Those 199 would be a good starting place for more cleansing. This is very encouraging for it shows that, at least Americans and waking up to the left wing professors who enable the jihadists.

"That will be Ward Churchill's lasting legacy. He was the tipping point. Now, it's not just leading conservatives who view the academy as an out-of-control, disconnected bastion of petulant entitlement. In a recent Zogby poll, 58 percent of Americans reported that they now believe that political bias of professors is a "serious problem." Even more, 65 percent, viewed non-tenured professors as more motivated to do a good job in the classroom.

These are not isolated findings. A survey by the American Association of University Professors found that 58.4 percent of Americans had only some or no confidence in our colleges and that 82 percent want to modify or eliminate tenure. "

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