I completely agree with your comments regarding academics and their duties to those that are learning. The problem arises when academics use their position to push their own agendas, which lean heavily to the left, on impressionable minds.
I think too, that your generalizations are over simplified and without merit.
A "conservative" academic, which are few and far between to be sure, should not be dismissed as backward looking.
I know several professors who are card carrying democrats that take great care not to indoctrinate their students, which is becoming a serious issue on campuses (Campusi?
) across the country. I also know a few, and of several, that use the lecture hall as an opportunity to push their own personal politics, which in my opinion is a shame.
I am not saying that these 48 folks are doing that, I am just refering to the over-abundance of leftist thought found in academics.
Why Kate, You're not wearing a bustle. How lewd.