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Conservatives move liberals further to the left and liberals move conservatives further to the right

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Submitted by Neal Anderson (United States), Jul 4, 2005 at 16:00

I can only speak from experience. After going back to college at age 28, spending 4 years at a fairly liberal Big Ten University and then 3 years at a socialist Environmental Law School, I can say confidently that the tone is set by liberal professors....period. If you have a conservative perspective, brace yourself for an all-out assault. Professors claim to be diverse. However, most applied this only to color...not ideas. Also, watch out if you want to keep what you earn and be rewarded for your hard work.

Discussions with "liberals" (I guess this is what they were..I thought they were just immature and hadn't yet had a taste of the real world) usually resulted in my feeling sorry for them and remembering my Grateful Dead touring days when I thought "It's my right" and thought "the government" owed me a debt. I've grown up a bit and come a long way. Unfortunately, most professors still live in this world of entitlement. Tenure will do that to a person.

Frankly, I felt sorry for most of my professors. Very few had any understanding of what makes Americal "tick".

Who can blame someone who "grows up" in a sytem in which job security is basically guaranteed regardless of performance or value created in the classroom (tenure). Most students will not leave college and take a job in which their performance is removed from their pay.
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