Too Many Liberals in the Liberal Arts? - Sightings (Martin Marty)
I am a believer in liberal arts colleges, which are designed to give students a broad education that forms the foundation to life. It's designed to help people learn to think for themselves. They come in all forms, from religious to non-religious. Now, I will confess that I am the graduate of what was a bible college that became a liberal arts college. By bible college, I mean we took a lot of bible! We had a mix of politics on our campus, probably more Republican than Democrat, but I never took a poll. In any case, the point here in Martin Marty's essay is the apparent preponderance of Democrats on the faculty of elite liberal arts campuses. Am I surprised? Not really, especially in light of the recent turn on college education on the part of Republicans. But that's my response. I invite you to read and consider!