In "Why Professors Are Liberal: Explanation or Apologia?" NAS Chairman Steve Balch dissects recent research by sociologist Neil Gross on why so few conservatives choose an academic profession. Gross has come to be seen as an authority on this matter, and his studies are often cited to disprove what are seen as exaggerated claims of bias in higher education against conservatives. Dr. Balch has responded to each of Gross's reports, and his latest analysis is well worth a read.
- April 27, 2010