Heritage’s B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics is busy fighting against the liberal indoctrination in colleges by building a network of conservative professors and providing them with the research and support they need.
We know that in order to win the hearts and minds of the young people in our country we have to train and educate their professors in conservatism. That’s why the Simon Center has created a targeted academic outreach to over 200 professors across the country– getting conservative materials and discussions on students’ syllabi. We are training professors on our founding principles, how to defend the Constitution, and on current conservative thought so that they are equipped to prepare their students to defend the conservative principles this great nation was founded on.
The Simon Center’s main objectives are to:
- Promote conservatism in a way that connects with people in the 21st century
- Undermine Progressivism by exposing it’s lies
- Defend the Constitution and rein in the administrative state
- Protect free speech by countering it’s main threats
During the year, the Simon Center hosts academic conferences in which 10-20 senior academics from prestigious schools discuss the Center’s research interests, including topics like race relations, the administrative state, and the future of the family. Such conferences help conservative professors think more deeply about these issues and better articulate a worldview based on absolute truth, logic, morality, and the wisdom of history when they return to their campuses and students. These conferences also give professors the confidence to expose the dishonest tactics of their liberal colleagues.
The Simon Center is also combating liberal indoctrination through our exceptional Young Leaders Program.
Thanks to your support, Heritage is able to keep working to turn the tide against liberal indoctrination in higher education.
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