“We found the preponderance of reading assignments promotes liberal social causes and liberal sensibilities. Of the 180 books, 126 (70 percent) either explicitly promote a liberal political agenda or advance a liberal interpretation of events. By contrast, the study identifies only three books (less than 2 percent) that promote a conservative sensibility and none that promote conservative political causes” (para. 7).
Inside Higher Ed
Just ponder that thought for a minute or two. Almost everyone in the Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education (SAAHE) program at Ball State is a democrat. I can only think of 2 people, out of the 30+ people in our program who are republicans. Is that common? Colleges do tend to be more liberal in their thinking so I suppose this makes a great deal of sense. However, it is appropriate to push such a liberalized agenda? Isn’t college supposed to be about young adults finding themselves? How can they find themselves if we push a one sided agenda?
Don’t get me wrong. I am a democrat through and through. I have enjoyed all of my common readers, which have all had extremely liberal themes such as immigration and racism and equality. I just believe that both sides of the spectrum should be heard, not just one. Maybe that is just me but I believe college is supposed to create a well-rounded individual. One who is capable of making his or her own choices. They cannot do that if they are never exposed to both sides.