Conservatives are increasingly hostile to higher ed. Who can blame them? – USA Today

The Pew Research Center has a new survey confirming that, as you’d expect, Republicans have little love for institutions such as media and labor unions. What’s surprising, however, is the extent to which Republicans have grown hostile toward colleges and universities, and how quickly their attitudes have changed.

Pew found that 58% of self-identified Republicans and Republican-leaning independents believe that colleges and universities have a negative effect on “the way things are going in the country.” Only 36% disagreed. As recently as 2010, 55% of the GOP viewed colleges positively.

Read more here: https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2017/07/20/conservatives-hostile-higher-education-good-reasons-noah-rothman-column/478906001/

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