Political activism has drawn the University of California into an academic death spiral. So argues a new report, “A Crisis of Competence: The Corrupting Effect of Political Activism in the University of California,” from the conservative California Association of Scholars.The report cites a number of studies that document academia’s political imbalance. While the ratio was 4-to-1 in the professional schools, in more political disciplines, the ratio rose to 17-to-1 in the humanities and 21-to-1 in social sciences.Over the past few decades, the imbalance has grown.
And school officials admit that’s true. They just don’t see why it’s a problem.
They claim the alternative would be to drug students into stupors and ship them off to institutions. Hurting them with electricity, they insist, is more humane.
It’s against the law to do this to a terrorist.
Typical leftists thought, torture to enforce compliance is acceptable.
teach in charter schools and to potential members when it refused to fight against the state’s freezing of charter funding for the second straight year.Because costs rise each year, such a freeze is tantamount to a huge funding cut.We are proud, lifelong union members who believe in the ideals of unionization. We believe in unions for public-school educators; we believe in teacher voice. The Renaissance Charter School, where we work, was founded by teachers and has always been deeply committed to developing teachers as professionals and leaders.Help with your resume? That’s all UFT Prez Mike Mulgrew has for members who work at charters.Help with your resume? That’s all UFT Prez Mike Mulgrew has for members who work at charters.But we know a double standard when we see it. And the UFT is enforcing such a standard, at the expense of charter teachers across the state — including those in the union.