Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here TAGSApopka Fire DepartmentApopka Police Department Previous article135th class graduates from Florida Highway Patrol AcademyNext articleApopka High students receive firefighter scholarships Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR From the City of ApopkaApopka police officers and firefighters will participate in a baseball game on Saturday, May 27th as part of the Bambino Buddy Ball League to help children with special needs to compete in fun and active sports.The game will include young people from the Apopka area including honorary Apopka firefighter Jacob Gadberry.The Buddy Ball league is designed so that everyone has the opportunity to have fun and participate in American’s favorite pastime. The Central Florida Bambino Buddy Ball Division allows the athletes with special needs to develop confidence and positive self-esteem. It allows them to be part of organized sports, assists with physical fitness, teaches social skills and provides an outlet to meet new friends.The May 27th game will be played at BrightHouse Sports Network Buddy Ball Stadium at Eastmonte Park in Altamonte Springs. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Anatomy of Fear Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
+ posts Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Linkedin ReddIt printSpend enough time with any politically active college student who identifies as conservative and you will hear the same lament, “It seems like all the professors here are so liberal.”This phrase is echoed in College Republicans chapter meetings at universities across the country and, regardless of where you may stand on the issue, it seems to be empirically true.An Econ Journal Watch study of the voter registration of 7,243 college professors in social science departments at 40 U.S. universities found 3,623 to be registered Democrats and only 314 to be registered Republicans. That’s a ratio of nearly 12:1 Democrats to Republicans.The study also found that at many universities, registration in left-leaning minority parties outnumbered that of Republican registration as well, and this study only looked at voter registration. A survey conducted by the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA found that the percentage of academics defining themselves as “liberal or far-left” has increased from 40 percent in 1990 to nearly 60 percent in 2014.Of course, if you are a liberal you might reply with, “So what?”Well, there are several consequences to a homogeneous academia dominated by one side of the political spectrum, be it liberal or conservative. These consequences tend to be stronger in the social sciences, as they deal with more subjective ideas.One consequence is that you receive a less rigorous education than you might in an environment where you are exposed to multiple different perspectives. Most students of social science would agree that we want to have a complete understanding of the issues we are studying in pursuing higher education. We cannot, however, have a complete understanding of an issue without understanding both sides of it. If you only hear a liberal perspective, you only hear half the story.A consequence for liberal students is that their ideas are not challenged, and therefore, may not be considered at the deepest level. I’m not arguing that liberal students need to be exposed to conservative ideas so that they will change their beliefs. Liberal students should be exposed to conservative ideas so that they can understand their own beliefs better. By considering ideas that oppose their own they are forced to become more knowledgeable and more skilled at explaining their own position, while also gaining a better understanding of why their opponents believe what they believe.Conservative students already have their beliefs challenged in the classroom, and I believe they benefit from this challenge. Indeed, it seems that all of us could benefit from a better understanding of the other side considering the deeply divided and partisan nature of contemporary American politics.The bottom line is, when both sides of the political spectrum, left and right, are exposed to the views of the other side, the American political process will be improved. In other words, when a liberal can easily explain why a conservative doesn’t support abortion and vice versa, free from partisan shouting and name-calling, the American public will be ready to have a grown-up conversation about the issue.As college students, we should be actively seeking out opportunities to be challenged in our beliefs. As our academia become more homogeneous we lose these opportunities. There is no easy answer to this issue. More conservatives have to pursue higher degrees. Universities must make an effort in their hiring practices to include more conservatives on their faculty but in an ethical and undiscriminating manner.American universities have always been a place for diverse ideas and intense ideological debate. We must demand that they stay that way. Hank Fitzgeraldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/hank-fitzgerald/ Hank Fitzgerald Facebook Twitter Linkedin Opinion: Beto won’t beat Ted in senate race Awkward times ensue in middle school when one first learns about sex. Many schools choose to go about it differently than others. While most secular schools tend to teach safe sex, some private or conservative schools prefer to preach abstinence. Both efforts keep in mind the safety of the youth, but they do not educate people fully. A more comprehensive sex-education program should be made in order to make sure students learn about all the options whether they decide to become sexually active. What we’re reading: Former Vice President dies at 93, Chad President killed on frontlines Twitter Hank Fitzgeraldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/hank-fitzgerald/ Previous articleUnexpected injuries prepare men’s basketball for postseason playNext articleWATCH: Democratic candidate for state senate talks gun control, immigration Hank Fitzgerald RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Facebook Opinion: Tariffs are a bad idea What we’re reading: Chauvin found guilty in Floyd case, Xi to attend Biden’s climate change summit
April 27, 2021 Find out more March 3, 2021 Find out more IndiaAsia – Pacific Led by Sub-Inspector Javaid Ahmad of the Kothibagh district police station, the policemen attacked Bhat while he was covering a People’s Democratic Party demonstration. Indian policemen yesterday gave Gowhar Bhat, a reporter for the Greater Kashmir daily, a beating on a street in Srinagar, the capital of the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir. In the photos taken by a colleague, one can see a dozen police officers smiling as they lay into Bhat with their batons. News Help by sharing this information Organisation “The policemen responsible for this gratuitous violence against a journalist must be punished,” Reporters Without Borders said. IndiaAsia – Pacific “I was covering the demonstration when a policeman came up and slapped me for no reason,” Bhat told Reporters Without Borders. “I told him I was a journalist but he did not calm down. A dozen of his colleagues surrounded me and hit me with their batons.” Two journalists who tried to help him were also beaten. News Receive email alerts April 27, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Police beat reporter on Srinagar street RSF_en In rural India, journalists face choice between covering pandemic and survival June 10, 2021 Find out more RSF demands release of detained Indian journalist Siddique Kappan, hospitalised with Covid-19 News India: RSF denounces “systemic repression” of Manipur’s media News Follow the news on India to go further