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    Re: Do you believe....

    Quote Originally Posted by wanderlust View Post
    I understand that and obviously I will not know if my ideals will change until I am older, but what exactly are schools, such as high schools, doing in your opinion that make the student experience one that is, in another person's words, a "bondage of liberalism"? Students are more aware than I think people give them credit for often times and so how do you differentiate the student's own beliefs and ethical view vs what you or others may believe the school system or school staff itself is doing to manipulate them or how to think liberally?

    students, because of age, tend towards liberalism

    they are students who dont fit that mold.....but the majority certainly do

    rose colored glasses, and idealism.....

    and again, the majority of academia is very liberal with some exceptions

    i would hope students take information from both sides and process it.....and come up with their own beliefs

    do i think that happens? not really....at least for the majority of students
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    Re: Do you believe....

    To the extent that education is a function of government and educators are employees of government, most educators believe in government - the bigger the better. As a political philosophy, big government is the purview of Democrats, modern day liberals. As such, educators, knowing who pays the bills and butters their bread, are supportive of Democrats and their policy goals.

    On that basis, the answer to the poll question is yes.
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    Do you believe....

    No. It's too broad of an employee base at the entry level, its state department of education staffers may be more liberal than not (then again, I've found plenty to the contrary) but the Superintendents change with the political winds, the federal department of education may have staffers that are liberal (or conservative) but important positions are political positions subject to changes in the executive branch.
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    Re: Do you believe....

    Um Duh? Every study of the modern education establishment, poll, and other form of measurement that we have says that Education is extremely dominated by liberals.
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    Do you believe....

    Higher education is much more subject to ideological incest than the public education system is. Well, at least in the humanities. For one thing the employee base is relatively small. They also tend to be more learned which means whatever trends in academia are afoot are the ones that will dominate the intellectual atmosphere. As has been the case for multiple generations, this has been a fairly liberal if not outright Leftist viewpoint. The intensity of which was cultivated at the Ivy League universities and then filtered downward. Furthermore, given that the trend is to hire from the same dozen or so universities instead of growing their own, the incest is going to continue to spread.
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    Re: Do you believe....

    School administration is always pretty conservative. The faculty is liberal. Liberals will teach other people how to do things. Conservatives hang on to and protect special knowledge as "job security". They invented: "Nice guys finish last."

    Anyone who has been out working in the world, then gone to school to reinvent themselves will see this as plain as the day is long.

    I have always taught others things that I know how to do. Yes, even today in the working world. It did bite me one time when the guy that I trained to do everything stayed on while I was let go. He may have been cheaper to keep during hard times. He's still a good friend of mine.

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    Re: Do you believe....

    Quote Originally Posted by d0gbreath View Post
    School administration is always pretty conservative. The faculty is liberal. Liberals will teach other people how to do things. Conservatives hang on to and protect special knowledge as "job security". They invented: "Nice guys finish last."

    Anyone who has been out working in the world, then gone to school to reinvent themselves will see this as plain as the day is long.

    I have always taught others things that I know how to do. Yes, even today in the working world. It did bite me one time when the guy that I trained to do everything stayed on while I was let go. He may have been cheaper to keep during hard times. He's still a good friend of mine.

    All of the secret keepers were let go as soon as the new owners took over. They just gave their computers to those of us that stayed to do the work of two or more employees.

    wut?

    i have run offices, and businesses for a LOT of years

    we are constantly adapting our systems, our software and hardware, to keep up with today's very competitive business world

    every person is cross trained to do not only their job, but cover at least two other desks for vacations, emergencies, etc

    no one comes back to a desk piled high....and vacations are a MUST....gives me time to find out if anything is amiss in your area

    that is not liberal, or conservative thinking

    that is freaking common sense in today's business world

    the day i have to worry about training my replacement is the day i need to walk out the door

    not sure where your point of view comes from, but it is very biased, and very wrong
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    Re: Do you believe....

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Um Duh? Every study of the modern education establishment, poll, and other form of measurement that we have says that Education is extremely dominated by liberals.
    That's must account for the lack of links to support what you have said. Airballs.

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    Re: Do you believe....

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    Sorry I read the question as "Do you believe in a school system run by Liberals?"

    I'd like to change my vote to YES and add that we are doing a disservice to our children and the country by allowing them to be brainwashed into the Leftist agenda.
    Lol its a conspiracy.

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    Re: Do you believe....

    I believe that schools are run by self interest, represented by the teachers unions. By in large liberals support unions so they have influence. Liberals also support political correctness and schools are often politically correct to the extreme so while fingers point toward liberalsim. it's really self interest that drives education.
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