Ziva Dahl of The American Spectator writes (abridged):
An Ohio bakery was just awarded $44 million from Oberlin College as compensation for being defamed as racist by college administrators.
Considerable focus has been placed on the role of progressive college professors in setting the intellectual norms on campus. The ever-growing ranks of left-leaning administrators are equally consequential in transforming our educational institutions into progressive caricatures of academies of learning.
In the twenty-five years after 1989, according to a 2014 report, the number of administrative and professional non-teaching employees in U.S. colleges and universities has more than doubled, vastly outpacing the growth of students or faculty.
During this period, universities and colleges collectively added 517,636 administrators, a staggering average of 87 each working day.
The demographic composition of this ever-expanding administrative bureaucracy has also changed. College administrators are increasingly diverse with respect to race, ethnicity, sexual identity, and economic background.
A 2018 national survey by Sarah Lawrence professor Samuel Adams reveals that administrators are the most left-leaning campus group, outnumbering their conservative counterparts by the eye-popping ratio of 12 to 1.
Ziva Dahl is a senior fellow with the news and public policy group Haym Salomon Center.
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Originally posted on July 3, 2019.