“We need **private** certifying exams for all individual subjects starting in the first grade. Most of the work done in the U.S. historically NEVER required any college attendance. Literacy and numeracy was sufficient. Except for a very very very few professions college attendance is not needed and with qualifying exams even these students in the professions could spend less time on campus.”
The problem is the hiring structure. If conservative students had a pipeline direct into teaching positions for conservative institutions, then much of this nonsense could be bypassed.
1) The hiring structure:
How about starting with their own businesses? Use SAT and ACT scores and internships to find motivated and capable employees.
2)The education pipeline:
Abolish the “pipeline”! Let's work to demolish the entire idea of the Prussian-model, brick and mortar, and factory-model school.
University of Colorado regent supports adding conservative professors
A University of Colorado regent suggests that liberal arts departments should recruit more conservative professors to strike a better political balance on the notoriously liberal Boulder campus.
Jim Geddes, R-Sedalia, will likely raise the issue at a Board of Regents meeting this week when campus chancellors for the first time give formal reports about intellectual diversity efforts on their campuses.
A few years ago, the board added political, intellectual and philosophical diversity to its guiding principles, which Geddes says is a directive from the regents to campuses to enhance conservative faculty in departments where they're underrepresented.
Geddes suggests department leaders in liberal arts disciplines should take an honest assessment of their faculty and ask whether major viewpoints are represented. If there are too few conservatives, he suggests they recruit them when positions open up.
"If I were sending one of my children off to college, I'd tell them I want you to go to a university where you are going to hear smart intellectuals on both sides of issues so you can learn for yourself and form your own opinions," Geddes said. "I wouldn't be in favor of sending my child to a purely conservative university. They've already had that course their whole life living with me."
The regents convene for a public meeting Tuesday at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora.
Regent Stephen Ludwig, D-Denver, says he doubts it would be legal to ask job candidates about their political affiliation.
"While we need to encourage a diversity of opinion, we have to be smart about that," he said.