A new study confirms what even the most casual observer of higher education has long known — that conservative professors are vastly outnumbered by liberal ones — but it also shows that the problem is getting worse.
Published in Econ Journal Watch last month, the study looks at faculty voter registration at 40 leading universities and finds that, out of 7,243 professors, Democrats outnumber Republicans 3,623 to 314, or by a ratio of 11 1/2 to 1.
“If you’re going to have a Gender Studies Department, or something like that, the progressive assumptions are built into the very idea of the department, so you’re not going to hire any conservative professors,” said Mr. Holmes, who is the author of “The Closing of the Liberal Mind.” “Because of this, the imbalance has proliferated.”
This is unsurprising. All government employees lean democrat. They want the government to expand, because they are dependent on it. Education has become the fourth branch of government, and it is simply foolhardy to believe that public school teachers are unbiased. They will always emphasize the nurture side of the nature vs. nurture debate in order to defend public education’s ability to recondition unruly minds.