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.
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