07 April 2005


In today's NYT, a letter to the editor about whether or not today's left-leaning liberal academics are indoctrinating their students:

To the Editor:
As a (left-leaning) college history professor, I am bemused by accusations that I am trying to indoctrinate my students with my progressive ideals. If I had that kind of influence, all my students would do the reading every week, proofread their papers meticulously and attend every class. (They don't.)
Samuel S. Thomas
Springfield, Ohio, April 5, 2005

I couldn't have said it better myself. I could care less whether my students vote Democrat or Republican or some combination thereof. I just care that they put the time and effort required into getting something worthwhile out of my class. Isn't that what we should all be worrying about?