I have recently finished the new book by Neil Gross, Why Are Professors Liberal and Why Do Conservatives Care? In it, he tries to sell readers on the idea that even though most professors are liberal, they “play it straight” and don’t try to influence students. On the contrary, there is abundant evidence of courses that are clearly slanted toward “progressive” analysis and statist notions. Jane Shaw writes about one at NC State that a student brought to her attention in this week’s Clarion Call.
Many college professors regard themselves as "change agents" and agree with the sentiment that "teaching is a political act." Why shouldn't they use their courses as platforms for their efforts at saving the world? There is no downside for doing so.