here it comes...Lanny Ebenstein's hissy fit about UCSB....
Lanny has been slipping into darkness lately, and now we have the old commies-in-liberal-UCSB claim..the teachers and professors at UCSB are all liberals so they are brainwashing the students with liberal doctrine....and this is why Obama was elected.. and of course Lanny's non profit the shady California for Public Policy came up with the "study" and The California Association of Scholars came up with another one...liberal activists balh blah blah...well that's what school should teach..how to get active in the community
I request one thing from Lanny and his pals at the News-Press..take a course in logic..I've said it before and I'll say it again..LOGIC CLARIFIES..you can use to snuff out your own nutty conclusions and therefore think more clearly....
the conspiracy theorists seem to think that public universities should be censored so that only conservative thought should be preached....well universities are not churches, thank GOD!!!
A Crisis of Competence: The Corrupting Effect of Political Activism in the University of California" is a new report issued from the California Association of Scholars and the National Association of Scholars' Center for the Study of the Curriculum. the CAS is an offshoot of the NAS...and both are shady nonprofits
The National Association of Scholars (NAS) is a non-profit organization in the United States that opposes multiculturalism and affirmative action and seeks to counter what it considers a "liberal bias" in academia. In 2010 and 2011, its president was espousing climate contrarianism under the group's auspices, with no evident expertise in the climate science field.
The Association's officers are not answerable to its membership: according to its 2009 IRS Form 990 (Part VI Section A), the Association doesn't have members (line 6), members don't elect the officers (line 7a), and the decisions of the governing body are not subject to members' approval (line 7b). Mid-2000s IRS filings also indicate that the Association was controlled by 0 or 1 person.
now all these nonprofits are tangled up with each other...and the funds pass through one nonprofit to another....the CATO Instititute, the Heritage Foundation, the Hudson Inst and so on... these particular nonprofits promote conservatism and libertarianism, two social diseases
the report was based upon false evidence, distorted anecdotes, random online postings, and a series of terrible arguments that are fundamentally contrary to academic freedom and the idea of the university as a place for the free debate of ideas.
What the NAS calls for is a kind of a new McCarthyism, where Regents and administrators ban the use of funds for events deemed "political," force the hiring of unqualified conservative professors, and silence professors as "political" if they criticize [conservative thought] in class or stray from the preferred conservative ideology of the NAS.
the only issue I see for UCSB is why they hired an incompetent like Lanny Ebenstein..and besides, so what if professors are liberals...that's not illegal and does Lanny want to start requiring people to give their political affilations as a condition of employment??? of course the Regents should ignore the News-Press and Lanny's antics
UCSB is a public university where young folks go to get an education... they don't need some idiot like Lanny Ebenstein trying to trip them up every step of the way....