If you follow higher education news, you probably already know that the college system in America is biased against conservatives. We see it almost every time a conservative is set to speak on a college campus.
There’s usually a protest and demands from students that the person not be allowed to speak.
Yet as bad as you have heard it is, the truth is that it’s even worse. Politics has apparently even invaded the realm of federal scholarships.
The College Fix reports:
Federal $30,000 scholarships granted to zero self-described conservatives in 2018
None of the nearly 60 recipients of a prestigious $30,000 federal scholarship granted in 2018 reported that they had ever worked for a Republican political candidate or conservative organization, according to an analysis by The College Fix.
The lucrative Truman Scholar awards are given to college juniors, who receive $30,000 to attend graduate school and pledge to serve three of their first seven years after graduation in public service.
The federal scholarship is supposed to be nonpartisan and given simply to “persons who demonstrate outstanding potential for and who plan to pursue a career in public service.”
But the slate of 2018 recipients lean heavily left in both their political work history and the issues which they pledge to address.
The list of 2019 awardees is expected to be announced later this week, and the political makeup of that group is yet to be determined. But at least over the past four years the vast majority of Truman awardees support liberal candidates and causes.
As in years past, The College Fix analyzed each of the 59 award recipients for 2018 using their official biographies and self-reported work histories on LinkedIn.
The research found that 21 of the scholars – or 36 percent – had worked for Democrat candidates (Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Barack Obama, etc.) or Democrat-aligned organizations (Tom Steyer’s NextGen America, Planned Parenthood, etc.)
This is something you should keep in mind every time you hear a politician demanding “free” college.
It’s obvious why people like Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders want everyone to attend college on the taxpayer’s dime. College is where their new voters are formed.
If American colleges and universities were churning out class after class of America loving, patriotic conservatives, do you honestly believe Democrats would demand that it be “free” for everyone?
Not a chance.