Where Did the Occupy Idiots Come From – UC Universities
04/02/2012 Leave a comment
Debra Sanders writes in the Sunday San Francisco Chronicle:
Political activism has drawn the University of California into an academic death spiral. Too many professors believe their job is to “advance social justice” rather than teach the subject they were hired to teach. Groupthink has replaced lively debate. Institutions that were designed to stir intellectual curiosity aren’t challenging young minds. They’re churning out “ignorance.” So argues a new report, “A Crisis of Competence: The Corrupting Effect of Political Activism in the University of California,” from the conservative California Association of Scholars.
This is the money quote from the Wall Street Journal on the study:
The analysis begins from a nonpolitical fact: Numerous studies of both the UC system and of higher education nationwide demonstrate that students who graduate from college are increasingly ignorant of history and literature. They are unfamiliar with the principles of American constitutional government. And they are bereft of the skills necessary to comprehend serious books and effectively marshal evidence and argument in written work.
The UC system is turning potential thinkers into feelers who lack the skills to compete in an open market society. They have huge debts and no skills. I would be angry too.
Full Report is HERE.