February 19, 2008
Why Professors Are Liberal
But is this true in Christian higher ed?
I wonder how the findings in this article--"Conservatives Just Aren't Into Academe, Study Finds:Divergent life choices may explain the dearth of right-wing scholars," (Chronicle of Higher Education)--apply to Christian higher education.
It has been my experience that Christian college professors are more liberal than their students and than Christians in general, and that politically conservative professors are an increasing minority. But my experience is limited to a handful of colleges, and I'm willing to be challenged on this.
The article shows its own subtle liberal bias, especially in the way it frames liberal and conservative motives, but the larger issue remains, and I suspect even for Christian colleges. If true, this has all manner of consequences when it comes to offering students a balanced and intellectually rigorous education.
(Cross-posted at Galliblog)