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Politics and the Professoriate

Writing at Minding the Campus, John Leo takes a look at some recent research on this question here.
The standout datum here is that 31-percent of the responding professors don’t think it important for students to have an atmosphere of intellectual diversity. Leo laments that the survey didn’t ask if they felt entitled to use the classroom as a political stage to propound their beliefs to students, but maybe we get a reasonable approximation of that from the above figure.

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

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