The National Association of Scholars report “A Crisis of Competence: The Corrupting Effect of Political Activism in the University of California” is receiving a lot of well-deserved publicity since its release on April 2. This comprehensive, 80-page report provides both qualitative and quantitative data that demonstrate a leftward tilt in the academics of the University of California system, most notably in the humanities and the social sciences.
I urge readers to read through the whole report. While the media reports will focus on the political implications of the findings, there is more to this situation than an abundance of Marxists on campus.
This connecting of an ideological slant to the previous Academically Adrift report is the big take home.
But solutions to this crisis will not be easy.
That is a difficult task, but a battle worth fighting.