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Poll: 73 Percent of Republican Students Have Hidden Their Politics over Fears about Grades

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https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/09/poll-73-percent-of-republican-students-have-hidden-their-politics-over-fears-about-grades/

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A recent survey of 1,000 Republican and Republican-leaning college students has found that 73 percent of them have hidden their political views in the classroom — because they’re worried that exposing them could negatively impact their grades.

College Pulse conducted the online poll at the end of August for a conservative campus-news source, The College Fix, which has previously reported on its findings. The survey polled conservative-leaning students only.

According to The Fix, the survey asked students: “Have you ever withheld your political views in class for fear that your grades would suffer?

Seventy-three percent of students who considered themselves to have “strong Republican” views said yes, as well as 71 percent with “weak Republican” views and 70 percent of Republican-leaning independents.

The huge percentage of conservative students responding in this way is disheartening — but it’s not shocking. In my years working for National Review, I’ve covered numerous examples of professors and faculty on college campuses who have chosen to make their hatred for conservatives known. For example, earlier this year, administrators at Middlebury College apologized to students who were upset that a conservative speaker had been invited to campus and pledged to do more to prevent conservative speakers in the future. In 2017, a Clemson University professor declared in a Facebook post that “all Republicans” are “racist” and “scum.” In 2015, a journalism instructor at Mississippi State University compared a conservative student group to the KKK. Back in 2014, a University of Michigan department chairwoman published an article titled “It’s Okay To Hate Republicans.”

First of all, let me be clear about the fact that I completely, totally support the First Amendment — and I absolutely understand that colleges’ professors and other employees do, and should, have the right to express their views. The thing is, though, they should really take more care to keep their comments to be more along the lines of policy discussions and avoid demonizing entire groups of people based solely on the fact that they’re on the opposite side of the political spectrum. Truly, I believe that our country would be a better place if everyone tried to maintain this kind of civility — but educators should especially want to adhere to it, for the sake of the students that they are tasked with teaching.

Now, it’s obvious how the Republican students would be helped by this kind of approach. If such huge numbers of them are really too uncomfortable to share their honest views in the classroom for fear of getting lower grades because of it, then they are not getting the kind of educational experience that they deserve. No student should feel uncomfortable in the classroom simply because he or she is a Republican. After all, college should be a place where people with all different kinds of views can feel free to express them — and have them challenged — so that they can learn and grow, and Republicans are missing out on that sort of valuable expression.

Which brings me to my second point: The status quo doesn’t just hurt Republican students, it hurts liberal students as well. Think about it: If Republicans are missing out on the valuable learning experience of having their views challenged because they do not feel that they can express them honestly, then liberal students are missing out on the same experience because they don’t have anyone challenging theirs. It’s true: Many college campuses are liberal echo-chambers, where liberal students and liberal professors are constantly reassuring each other of the correctness of the liberal position, without anyone ever exposing them to other points of view. This sort of environment will inevitably result in the liberal students who graduate from these colleges never having had the experience of defending their views or considering any others — which leaves them ill-prepared to engage politically in a real world that very much does include people who feel differently. In order to allow students to have the most educational college experience possible, these institutions should be encouraging its faculty and professors to demonstrate respect for people with different ideas.

Agreed.  Blind liberalism has taken over a great many college and university campuses.  And our educational system is poorer for it.

 

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52 minutes ago, Muda69 said:

https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/09/poll-73-percent-of-republican-students-have-hidden-their-politics-over-fears-about-grades/

Agreed.  Blind liberalism has taken over a great many college and university campuses.  And our educational system is poorer for it.

 

My wife and I have repeatedly cautioned our youngest child (now at IU) to keep quiet both in the classroom and with peers regarding her political views.

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/oct/6/liberal-professors-outnumber-conservatives-12-1/

https://www.baltimoresun.com/opinion/op-ed/bs-ed-conservative-discrimination-20170507-story.html

 

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2 hours ago, TrojanDad said:

My wife and I have repeatedly cautioned our youngest child (now at IU) to keep quiet both in the classroom and with peers regarding her political views.

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/oct/6/liberal-professors-outnumber-conservatives-12-1/

https://www.baltimoresun.com/opinion/op-ed/bs-ed-conservative-discrimination-20170507-story.html

 

If you can’t share your views without reprisal, your views are garbage.

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2 hours ago, TrojanDad said:

My wife and I have repeatedly cautioned our youngest child (now at IU) to keep quiet both in the classroom and with peers regarding her political views.

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/oct/6/liberal-professors-outnumber-conservatives-12-1/

https://www.baltimoresun.com/opinion/op-ed/bs-ed-conservative-discrimination-20170507-story.html

 

If you can’t share your views without reprisal, your views are garbage.

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8 minutes ago, DanteEstonia said:

If you can’t share your views without reprisal, your views are garbage.

Totally agree. Fear mongering makes for snowflake offspring.

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2 minutes ago, DanteEstonia said:

If you can’t share your views without reprisal, your views are garbage.

Exactly what kind of reprisal are you talking about Dante?  A "your views are stupid" or "your views are wrong, and here is why"?   Or maybe in the case of colleges & universities it is "I don't like your political views, you get an D in this class."

 

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1 minute ago, gonzoron said:

Totally agree. Fear mongering makes for snowflake offspring.

As the commentary states:

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Many college campuses are liberal echo-chambers, where liberal students and liberal professors are constantly reassuring each other of the correctness of the liberal position, without anyone ever exposing them to other points of view. This sort of environment will inevitably result in the liberal students who graduate from these colleges never having had the experience of defending their views or considering any others — which leaves them ill-prepared to engage politically in a real world that very much does include people who feel differently.

Snowflakes out in the real world.

Do any of us wish the GID OOB forum to become an echo-chamber?

 

 

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1 minute ago, Muda69 said:

Or maybe in the case of colleges & universities it is "I don't like your political views, you get an D in this class."

 

If you can actually document this, go to court over it, not the media.

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Do any of us wish the GID OOB forum to become an echo-chamber?

It sort of is.

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2 minutes ago, DanteEstonia said:

If you can actually document this, go to court over it, not the media.

https://www.foxnews.com/story/student-says-school-persecuted-him-for-being-conservative\

http://redalertpolitics.com/2017/07/14/exclusive-unlv-professor-punished-gop-student-bad-grades-resigns/

3 minutes ago, DanteEstonia said:

It sort of is.

Please elaborate.

 

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2 minutes ago, DanteEstonia said:

It sort of is

True dat.

 

6 minutes ago, Muda69 said:

  Or maybe in the case of colleges & universities it is "I don't like your political views, you get an D in this class."

Is there documented proof of this happening? <-----------------------------------(not a rhetorical question, so there can be no faux confusion.)

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Two cases? LOL.

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1 minute ago, gonzoron said:

True dat.

 

Is there documented proof of this happening? <-----------------------------------(not a rhetorical question, so there can be no faux confusion.)

Again:  

https://www.foxnews.com/story/student-says-school-persecuted-him-for-being-conservative\

http://redalertpolitics.com/2017/07/14/exclusive-unlv-professor-punished-gop-student-bad-grades-resigns/

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Just now, gonzoron said:

Again:

Two cases? LOL.

How many documented cases after just a 30-second google search is enough for you Gonzo?

 

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1 hour ago, DanteEstonia said:

If you can’t share your views without reprisal, your views are garbage.

Image result for whoop there it is

Right wing, meet the "most tolerant among us" left wing......

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2 minutes ago, swordfish said:

Right wing, meet the "most tolerant among us" left wing......

Most likely based in Chicago.

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4 hours ago, swordfish said:

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Right wing, meet the "most tolerant among us" left wing......

Dead serious- I share my views with everyone other than my students.

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17 hours ago, DanteEstonia said:

If you can’t share your views without reprisal, your views are garbage.

Well...my daughter's views aren't garbage...even if Mom and Dad didn't expose her to countless stays in Holiday Inn Express's..........

But one has to be smart enough (at least most people) to know that certain audiences are simply not receptive to your views, and are also in position to make you pay for your views.  And that was Muda's and the article's point.  A conservative student is messing with fire to share his/her views with a college prof.  Statistics prove that far more profs are liberal than conservative, and we've seen so much about how colleges enjoy conservative speakers....remember Berkeley?  IU is extremely liberal, and even though we love to say the word "inclusion", when it comes to politics, that word means nothing.  (i.e., Actress Deborah Messing desiring a list of Hollywood people supporting Trump....What do you think that list is for?)

Per a previous post (Yellowstone) there was a discussion about Montana and Glacier National Park.  Loved hiking there...just smart enough to know not to hike with bloody raw beef hanging around my neck.  Sometimes its just not wise to draw attention......

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It is pathetic that students cannot express their opinions without fear of retaliation from their libtard professors. Libtards are weak, childish and hateful wimps. They are easily manipulated, gullible fools.

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4 hours ago, Howe said:

It is pathetic that students cannot express their opinions without fear of retaliation from their libtard professors. Libtards are weak, childish and hateful wimps. They are easily manipulated, gullible fools.

Poor little snowflakes.

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43 minutes ago, TrojanDad said:

Was Greenberg a professor doling out bad grades?

 

43 minutes ago, TrojanDad said:

Should open up the free market for private Right Wing Universities. I guess all the existing Conservative Universities must be full up. 

 

45 minutes ago, TrojanDad said:

Yeah.....poor little snowflake.....

Here's one now....

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11 hours ago, gonzoron said:

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Looks like a party at Gonzo's Hamilton county compound.  The mosquitoes must be bad around the swamp................

 

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