Steve Schiro got a history lesson he didn’t expect on his first day attending West Valley College in California last week.
“Are you going to continue to let (President Bush) lie to you and are you going to let him fool you?” his history teacher asked the class. “Do you think the Republicans in New York are telling you anything but lies? We do have a voice, and that’s November 2nd. It’s OK to be Republican, but it’s hot in hell.”
According to Schiro, his professor also took the position that police are bad and are only there to beat up and discriminate against blacks and Mexicans.
“He admitted to students that he will make no effort to be objective, and that’s just too bad, deal with it,” says Schiro.
Welcome back to academia, 2004.
All across the country this week, students are beginning their college education and, in many cases, getting a rude awakening.
It’s not always about education, they say. Often it’s about indoctrination.
“I think that it is really wrong for a teacher to indoctrinate impressionable students in class,” says Schiro of San Jose. “Can you imagine if any conservative did 1/100th of what he did in just the first day?”
The difference today is more students are speaking up and standing up against the tide.
Last year, Ben Shapiro, a recent UCLA graduate, released “Brainwashed: How Universities Indoctrinate America’s Youth,” an expose of what students face in classrooms across America.
Following up on that best-seller, WND Books has just released, “Freefall of the American University: How Our Colleges Are Corrupting the Minds and Morals of the Next Generation,” by Jim Nelson Black.
“It’s happening in colleges all across the country,” explains Joseph Farah, publisher of both “Brainwashed” and “Freefall.” “Instead of being educational institutions designed to encourage the free discussion of ideas, universities have become prisons of propaganda, indoctrinating students with politically correct (and often morally repugnant) ideas about American life and culture.”
Jim Nelson Black dares to name names and provide specific and credible insights from faculty members, administrators, professional observers and analysts who have witnessed and chronicled the intellectual and ethical collapse taking place within the academy.
The book offers a broad overview of the issues, from the history of the problems to several analyses from a broad range of academics and professionals. It also provides observations of the university students themselves, in their own words, from schools all across the nation.
Most importantly, it shows clearly what must be done to make America’s colleges institutions of truth, honor and integrity once more.