Stop Blaming Professors

Scott Jaschik, Ignatia Webs, Jun 10, 2014
Commentary by Stephen Downes

This study makes me wonder what's happening outside campus. In a nutshell, it suggests that interaction with diverse views through engagement with academics causes students to moderate their political views, while interaction with similar views through student groups causes them to radicalize their views. So what happens in, say, a Wall Street brokerage, where everyone has the same political view? Oh yes, there's a lot of indoctrination going on out there, and to point the finger at institutes of higher learning, where it is least likely to occur, has always struck me as absurd.

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