In 2001, a conservative student had me called into the dean’s office. I had taught social policy students about how the Puritan culture set the stage for our country’s policy on poverty. For example, when a widow was struggling with her children, their policy was to match her with a husband. There are specific policies written by conservatives in poverty policy called marriage incentives. This is not made up.
But she spent an hour complaining about how everything I taught was biased. It was the beginning of the campaign against higher education by conservatives. They decided that if they could not stop facts from being liberal, they would start complaining loudly to the world that higher education was biased.
This article could have been, might have been, written by my past student. Who entered my class with an agenda not to learn. Learning was going to challenge their worldview, and much like the people who screamed loudly about the Earth revolving around the Sun, that makes a lot of people upset.