Monday, January 5, 2009

Student suing school for requiring leftist political views

It's well known that schools of "social work" are major bastions of leftist academic "thought". It is perhaps not so well known that they often actually require students to conform to leftist views as a condition of graduation. This is, or should be, patently illegal for any tax supported institution, but of course those silly little rules only apply to conservatives. Most conservatives wouldn't major in this field, partly because of philosophical differences with the programs, and partly because they don't want to put up with the hassle of facing overt hostility by instructors and fellow students.

This student, however, made the attempt, says he was "persecuted" for holding conservative views, and is suing the school and several professors. While few conservatives have the interest and gumption to attend such a school, it's great to see someone fighting back.

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