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No Wonder Liberals Like College (Townhall.com) March 25, 2010

Posted by daviddavenport in Radio Commentaries.

 If you wonder why political liberals support more aid to higher education, a recent study from the Intercollegiate Studies Institute might answer your question.  The higher students go in American universities, the more liberal their view on many social issues.

For example, 25 percent of those surveyed with a high school education supported same-sex marriage, but 39 percent of those with a bachelor’s degree and 46 percent with a master’s degreee.

Unfortunately surveys by the same group conclude that college doesn’t teach them basic civics and government.  Survey respondents with a bachelor’s degree could answer only 57 percent of basic civics questions correctly, which is 3 percent lower than a passing grade.  In fact, their scores only improve by 1.5 percent after college.

Maybe we need professors who spend less time opinionating and more time educating.

To listen to the audio:  http://townhall.com/TalkRadio/Show.aspx?RadioShowID=11&ContentGuid=f306b931-1a86-484b-89c7-0c090f6ebec2



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