This is always code for "how do we get more conservative professors?" but the solution is never for the GOP to stop relentlessly demonizing higher education.
"Why aren't there more conservatives on college campuses?"
They keep trying to cast this as some sort of national crisis but among the challenges facing higher education, "lack of conservatives" is maaaaaaybe 30th on the list? Regardless of how to solve it, it's absurd to treat this as a priority.
Private liberal arts colleges, the focus of roughly 90% of punditry about "campus free speech" enroll 4 percent of the nation's college students. It's not even clear that this is an issue in higher education as a whole.

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