According to a new study by researchers at Econ Journal Watch, as reported by Ana Swanson at The Washington Post, of the top 40 elite public and private colleges and universities in the United States, only 314 tenure-track professors are registered Republicans. Over 7,000 professors were analyzed in the report.
Democrats Dominate U.S. Colleges
Incredibly, many of the colleges had ratios of 20 Democrat professors for every one Republican, with Brown University being the most biased at 60-to-one.
Even worse, many public colleges, which receive support from taxpayers of all political persuasions, appear on the list, including the University of Maryland, University of California-Davis, University of Connecticut, and others.
Why should conservative taxpayers be required to pay Democrat professors to indoctrinate children to vote for Democratic Party politicians? What about liberals’ demands for “diversity” and “equality?” Why don’t they apply in this case as well?
Taxpayer-Funded Democrat Machine
On public college campuses, the imbalance is particularly important, because it’s reasonable to argue Democrats, who spend a great deal of time whipping up the college vote in election season, are using taxpayer dollars to create mini-Democrat-Party election machines at colleges across the country, all funded by you, the taxpayer. At many universities, Democrats outnumber Republicans by so much, it’s hard to see the difference between the DNC and the college itself. Is this really what the founders of public colleges and universities had in mind when they built institutions meant to represent the interests of an entire community or state? Something dramatic needs to be done to fix this problem.
PHOTO: Nassau Hall, Princeton University. Photo by James Loesch.