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Scholars Attack

Studies and surveys have shown that faculty overwhelmingly vote Democratic and classify themselves as liberal. But that fact does not prepare you for the vitriol that some faculty can show in expressing their “liberal” political views. Jay Schalin recently attended the opening meeting of the Scholars for a Progressive North Carolina at Duke University. Originally billed as a forum for higher education, it was one long stream of invective against the Republicans in the state, who now control the two houses of the legislature and the governor’s mansion.

Jane S. Shaw — Jane S. Shaw retired as president of the John W. Pope Center for Higher Education Policy in 2015. Before joining the Pope Center in 2006, Shaw spent 22 years in ...

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