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Monday, March 10, 2003
 
LEFTIST INDOCRINATION AT TAX-FUNDED UNIVERSITIES IS A CIVIL RIGHTS VIOLATION: We have here an outrageous case where activism against war in Iraq was a college class requirement. This is a profound violation of an educator's moral obligation to educate the young; the job of a professor is to teach college students how to think, not what to think. For an example of gross abuse, meriting in my mind, a dismissal of the instructor involved for misconduct, go here. No, I am not against professors expressing their political views in their classes when doing so is somehow connected to the course material. What is objectionable - and illegal - is to take federal money and use it to require that students parrot a political position on controversial topics or partisan issues for a passing grade. That is simply agitprop and it doesn't belong in any university classrooms. Perhaps it is time for an investigative commission to examine these matters from the Education Department. Or Justice.
 
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