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Political Pressure in the Classroom

FOX NEWS   |  December 1, 2004 by Brit Hume

Forty-nine percent of students at the nation’s top universities say their professors subject them to political commentary in class, even when teaching.

What’s more, 29 percent say they feel pressure to agree with the professor’s political views to get a good grade.

A new study by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (search) also found that 68 percent of students reported negative remarks about President Bush in the classroom, while 62 percent said professors praised John Kerry.

And 74 percent said professors made positive remarks about liberals, while 47 percent reported negative comments about conservatives.


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