Magazine article Insight on the News

Fighting Liberal Bias on an American High School Campus. (Correspondence)

Magazine article Insight on the News

Fighting Liberal Bias on an American High School Campus. (Correspondence)

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As a senior at Santa Monica High School in California, for the last four years I have endured the stigma of being an outspoken conservative Republican in a sea of liberalism. As we all are well aware, the American educational system has been hijacked by the left.

When I entered high school I was astonished to discover the extent to which my school leaned in a singular political direction. Nearly all of the staff were liberal Democrats, as were the overwhelming majority of the student body, which is composed of more than 3,500 people.

In an attempt to promote the underdog of campus politics, I formed the Political Forum Club. Along with a small band of conservatives, we have dedicated ourselves to fighting the political status quo of our school.

One of the first steps I took was to invite libertarian talk-radio host and author of the New York Times best seller The Ten Things You Can't Say in America, Larry Elder, to speak at an assembly held at our school. The response following the assembly was frightening. Keeping in mind this was a voluntary assembly and that no one was forced to attend, many teachers and students were in an uproar. …

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