I’ve been avoiding discussing the same things all over again, but this is about my profession, so I must say something:
Any professor that tries to impose his/her views – whichever they might be – on their students should not be allowed anywhere near them. Any decent teacher must a) stay focused on the subject they are teaching and b) help students think for themselves, not tell them what to think.
This “documentary” presents a very small, non-representative sample of a population of literally thousands of college professors, most of which do respect the rules above. The fact that some don’t doesn’t mean that none do.
I, for one, believe I am one of the ones that do – ask any of my students what they believe are my political inclinations, and they will not know what to answer. I am a scientist, and as such I keep my opinions to myself and stay focused on presenting scientific facts and ideas.
Even if Stanford is considered “liberal” by most, we’ve had conservative people in very high places, including, but not limited to, Condi Rice, who was Provost as you know.
If you look at Stanford’s GSB Alumni list you’ll find some very conservative people. Some I actually profoundly dislike. Some that I’d even call douchebags, like Steve Ballmer:
If we brainwashed anyone, trust me, these guys would be very different people.
We do not discriminate students based on their political views and we do not brainwash them. Our job is to help them develop, to bring out the best in them, not to assimilate them.