Comment: I didn't see it that way.

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I didn't see it that way.

To begin with, college professors are by far a left leaning group. "Fully 72% of professors identify themselves as liberals. At Ivy League Universities, an even larger majority, 87% of professors identified themselves as liberals.[7]"

David Horowitz has published a number of books on the subject: One Party Classroom; The Pro-F-essors:The 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America; Indoctrination U: The Left's War Against Academic Freedom; The Heterodoxy Handbook: How to Survive the PC Campus; and Reforming Our Universities: The Campaign For An Academic Bill Of Rights.

Couple that with a politically-charged subject like religion and a culture in which the global socialistic politically-correct religion is secular humanism, and I think it's fair to say that, these days, coming out of a state school with a degree in theology, you *might* have a somewhat sketchy and biased view of Christianity.

There is, furthermore, a watering down of many majors. For instance, in the good old days, someone with a B.A. in Literature would certainly have taken a course in Shakespeare. Not necessarily anymore. Beginning in the 60's, core curriculum for all undergrads and certain subjects covered within departments of the different disciplines (no matter where you attended college) were replaced with the Chinese menu approach: one from column A, one from column B. So regardless of your major, it's not *necessarily* that you'll have an incomplete education--- but you easily could. [I'll make an exception for degrees in teacher education. There, you *will* necessarily receive a shoddy education. These days, so-called teacher training is a farce.]

FYI, the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI) has two great resources:

First, a COLLEGE GUIDE. I discovered it when my oldest was in high school, and I pretty much read it cover to cover. It's not only enlightening, but fun. (At Amazon, you can see a sample listing.) CHOOSING THE RIGHT COLLEGE - The Inside Scoop on Elite Schools and Outstanding Lesser-Known Institutions (formerly, The Whole Truth About America's Top Schools) As it says at the listing, it features:
~Insider advice on professors, courses, and departments—especially the ones to avoid
~A unique “traffic light” feature—red, yellow, or green—that reveals the state of free speech on campus and intellectual freedom in the classroom
~Handy lists of schools’ strengths and weaknesses
~The truth about day-to-day student life: living arrangements, campus safety, the social scene, and much more
~An insider’s look at the pros and cons of online education
~A road map for getting a real education at any college

~ Second, the ISI GUIDES TO THE MAJOR DISCIPLINES. I'd call these, "How to become a well-rounded citizen." These feature essays and/or advice regarding an education (in college or otherwise!) in various different disciplines: History, Philosophy, Psychology, etc. The series also includes one, Core Curriculum, to help an undergrad plan out college courses regardless of major, the kind that used to be required of all students - providing a certain level of "cultural literacy." Available through ISI's fantastic catalogue or amazon.

P.S. Writing that last paragraph, I can't help but think of our amazing Founding Fathers. Also the farmers/regular ol' uneducated folks who were the intended audience of the Federalist Papers, which COLLEGE students of today have difficulty with.

~ From an essay on the Federalist Papers by John Eidsmoe, a professor of Constitutional Law. "THE FEDERALIST PAPERS: THE KEY TO RESTORING OUR CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC"

"For an Elite Audience
I've always required my students to read the Federalist Papers and they tell me it makes stimulating reading. But they say it's the most difficult thing they've ever had to read in their entire academic careers. I can't resist the Opportunity to comment on that a little bit. I usually tell them that there's a reason they find it difficult.

The Federalist Papers were written for a very elite audience—the farmers of 18th century New York—to encourage them to support the Constitution I tell my students: "You can't expect to equal the farmers of 18th century New York because you've had twelve years of schooling here and some of you have been stunted still further by four years in a university. But if you really pull yourselves up by the boot straps, you might be able to remotely approach the level of academic sophistication of the farmers of 18th century New York." Some of my students come close.

~ Well, that's one reason colleges don't teach the Federalist Papers. It's above the reading level of the average American college student of today. There are other reasons, too, as this WSJ article points out. Peter Berkowitz: "Why Colleges Don't Teach the Federalist Papers"

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir