ON-Lion Letter
Social-work education is a national academic scandal, according to a mid-September study by the National Association of Scholars (NAS) in Princeton, N.J.  The study reviewed social-work education programs at 10 major public universities, assessing whether or not they conformed to the academic ideals of open inquiry, partisan disengagement, and intellectual pluralism.  Instead, it found the programs to be, at every level, full of ideologically driven political commitment.

"What we've uncovered reveals a field that has supplanted open minded inquiry with left-wing, morally relativist, and occasionally paranoid dogma," NAS president Stephen H. Balch said.

In the wake of the study, NAS is contacting the 49 state agencies that license social workers and require Council on Social Work-accredited degrees to urge that appropriate action be taken.

The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee supports NAS.
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