Shocked, I am

The Washinton Post discovers grass is green:

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. By their own description, 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. The disparity is even more pronounced at the most elite schools, where, according to the study, 87 percent of faculty are liberal and 13 percent are conservative.

This is because conservatives don’t want to be professors… and if they do, they’re not qualified… and anyways, professors are trained not to let their biases influence their teaching. Or was that journalists?

Given the devolution of the academic mind, grade inflation and the general uselessness of a college degree, it’s almost time for the home university, I’d say.