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Lookingatissues
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Liberal educational elite demand diversity but they excluded themselves.

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Lookingatissues
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 10/18/2015 Category: Politics
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Lookingatissues

Pro

If diversity of students is demanded and thought good at the colleges and universities why wouldn't diversity be a requirement and good and just as necessary among the faculty of these Educational institutions . Uniformity of liberal political ideology among faculty members doesn't seem to be a determent where professors teaching at these institutions are concerned and diversity of thought and ideologies is of no concern when hiring faculty members. For example, Conservative ideology and freedom of expression are censored by disapproval of those leftist professors who determine students outcome and grades. The fact that colleges and Universities tout the benefits of diversity but refuse to demand the same diversity in faculty members demonstrates that diversity is just another method, a tool, of the leftist controlled Educational institutions to indoctrinate students in the leftist Ideologies and silence dissenting opinions of those who disagree by hiring only leftist professors .
"College faculties, long assumed to be a liberal bastion, lean further to the left than even the most conspiratorial conservatives might have imagined, a new study says.
"..., 72 percent of those teaching at American universities and colleges are liberal and 15 percent are conservative, says the study being published this week...... The imbalance is almost as striking in partisan terms, with 50 percent of the faculty members surveyed identifying themselves as Democrats and 11 percent as Republicans." Washington Post article...Howard Kurtz..1952.
In a book by Marlin Maddoux, titled," Public Education Against America,
".....Luntz Research company did a survey of Ivy League professors to assess their political leanings as compared to the views of of the American people in general. What they found was a disturbing lack of intellectual diversity among the professors polled, as political bias in the hiring practices at Ivy League Universities, which excludes views that are not politically correct." I am arguing that if Diversity is thought good and necessary for the students it is even more beneficial to the students if the faculty is diverse in political ideologies as well .
dodomf22

Con

Thanks, i read your argument. Mine are:
1- How is the recruitment done for faculty members? Is it based on their credentials or on party affiliate?
The answer is recruitment are based on credentials and past experience, therefore your argument has little wights. During interviews faculty are not asked to inform their political parties, sex orientation, or any other forms of discrimination.
Debate Round No. 1
Lookingatissues

Pro

"Liberal educational elite demand diversity but they excluded themselves...." The need for diversity at colleges and Universities is thought necessary by the elite hierarchy of educational institutions but they demurely reject the benefits of diversity for themselves.
This rejection of the benefits of diversity to the faculty is reflected in the educational institution's hiring practices. Quite a few books have been written revealing the truth about how eager educational institutions in America really are for diversity, "diversity," its preached, is good for students, but bad, and not required in the hiring of professors who teach there.
Strange , how diversity for one group, the student body is good, but is somehow looked upon as a bad thing when hiring professors. This policy of the educational hierarchy to reject Diversity for themselves almost smacks of hypocrisy on their part as if they might had a ideological agenda to indoctrinate the students under their tutelage to their particular leftist political beliefs.
"Frank Luntz who's firm conducted a survey .... on the political leanings of professors" thought so. " I think Universities should insist on the same diversity in their faculty that they look for in their students." Quote taken from the book,"PUBLIC EDUCATION AGAINST AMERICA" by MARLIN Maddoux
This leftist preference in hiring professors to teach at colleges and Universities isn't just the luck of the draw but done with the full duplicity of these institutions. Some one applying for a teaching Job at a educational institution isn't an unknown quantity as these applicants for teaching positions are interviewed before they're hired.
"Most universities use a search committee. This is a group of faculty and selected student representatives from the hiring department who have been charged with structuring and coordinating the interview process and recommending one or more candidates for the position."
" When you send your letters of recommendation, curriculum vita (known as a CV), and letter of interest, the search committee reviews your credentials first. the committee will examine your documents, contact you or those cited as your references for further information if necessary, and then rank all applicants based on the information gathered." Interviews are completed. Faculty share their opinions about the candidates in a group meeting."
" Following this discussion, a faculty vote is conducted to determine the top candidate."
" An offer of employment is usually presented by the department director to the person selected by the faculty, followed by a letter of offer sent by the Dean of the College."From Interviewing for a Faculty Position By Helen K. Ezell (adapted for the Web from Guide to Success in Doctoral Study and Faculty Work (2002).A thorough research is done on someone who applys for a teaching position at colleges and Universities The faculty knows by this investigation just who this applicant for a teaching position is politically before they hire them,
dodomf22

Con

dodomf22 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
Lookingatissues

Pro

"Liberal educational elite demand diversity but they excluded themselves."
lookingattheissues ...Round Number 3 OCT 21St. 2015

"Liberal educational elite demand diversity but they excluded themselves."
Diversity isn't any more than a handy tool of the leftist in education to further degrade the quality of education available to American students. The socialist/ communists, enemies of this country have long understood that to be able to undermine a country you must first have the ability to reach and shape the minds of the youth of a country into a new way of thinking and viewing the world and this is what these enemies of America have been successful in doing. In the book titled," PUBLIC EDUCATION AGAINST AMERICA ,THE HIDDEN AGENDA," by Marlin Maddoux the authorwrites about the agenda of the enemies of America.
The author of this book said this about John Dewey, who has been referred to as ," The Father of Modern Education," It is clear from Dewey's high praise of the communist ...Educational.... system in Russia that he was motivated to impose a similar system on the United States...." ...." noting the Strategic role the schools were playing in promoting collectivism,.... Dewey..."that which distinguishes the soviet schools...from the progressive schools of other countries (with which they have much in common) is precisely the conscious control of every education procedure by reference to a single and comprehensive social purpose." "Their function is to create habits so that persons will act cooperatively and collectively as readily now in capitalistic countries they act individualistically." Dewey wrote the previously quoted material in a " New Republic" magazine Article around 1929.
dodomf22

Con

dodomf22 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by Meropenem777 1 year ago
Meropenem777
I would not argue with you because I similarly agree with you. Good luck to con and pro.
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Vote Placed by lannan13 1 year ago
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