Answer: How to regurgitate all of your professor’s anti-American opinions.
Over at Minding the Campus, Candace de Russy has an interesting piece quoting verbatim from a recent test given to students in a sociology class at a public college. The person who took the test received 100%, though perhaps he or she doesn’t know it, because the test was found on the ground. It’s worth a click to look at the questions and answers the college is teaching these sociology students. Here’s one to whet your appetite:
Question: How does the United States “steal” the resources of other (third world) [sic] countries?
Answer: We steal through exploitation. Our multinationals are aware that indigenous people in developing nations have been coaxed off their plots and forced into slums. Because it is lucrative, our multinationals offer them extremely low wage labor (sic) that cannot be turned down.
Now, ADF doesn’t take a position on political issues, but reading through the test, one is left with a better understanding of what students are learning in today’s public universities: merely how to parrot back to their professors what the professors want to hear. It’s no wonder the Julea Wards and Jonathan Lopezes of the world encounter hostility, even retaliation for expressing a different, Christian, point of view in class. They are the unorthodox in a lockstep environment that was once known as the “marketplace of ideas.”
Where will these students lead America in 20, 30 years? As Dr. de Russy puts it:
This exam was part of the curriculum in a for-credit class at an accredited degree-granting institution. Introductory sociology courses like this one are frequently required, even for non-majors. A student who matriculates in this field of study will have nothing in the way of useful skills, but will be convinced that his country is rotten to the core, and that whites and males are evil.
China encourages its brightest students to study mathematics and engineering. India has become known as a hotbed of tech-savvy computer programmers. Meanwhile, the U.S. spends billions to teach postmodern, left-wing misinformation as objective “fact.”
It seems rather foolish to remain optimistic about the future of this nation when millions of its most “educated” are systematically being taught to loathe it.