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How UW Students React to News They Don’t Like

As I noted yesterday, the Center for Equal Opportunity has done a study that finds gross discrimination in admissions at the University of Wisconsin. Yesterday, CEO was holding a press conference there about the study when a mob of students burst in and shouted the event down. Read about it here.

All that “critical thinking” stuff they’re learning put to good use!

George Leef — George Leef is the director of research for the John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy.

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