There was a time when admission to a college or university meant that students would be exposed to ideas different from those they brought to the classroom (“Woke Universities Lead America to a Primitive State,” The Wall Street Journal, Nov. 3). But today higher education is characterized by mob rule. Students not toeing the party line are subjected to abuse – both verbal and physical.
Few administrators have the spine to denounce what is taking place on campuses for fear of retaliation in one form or another. As a result, what purports to be education really is nothing more than indoctrination in the social sciences and humanities.
When I was an undergraduate at the University of Pennsylvania in the 1950s, students were there to study. Whatever protests took place were short-lived. I don’t remember any professor allowing personal ideology to contaminate instruction. As a result, a bachelor’s degree meant something. That’s more than can be said about its value today.
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