One of my favorite religion websites, Killing the Buddha, published an essay I wrote about the unapologetic conservatism of The King’s College in New York City. Here’s an excerpt:

Undoubtedly, any institution of higher education is marked by a prevailing ideology, and Christian colleges in particular. But The King’s College—under Oakes, then Olasky, and now D’Souza—seems less like a college and more like an experiment in proselytizing as pedagogy, to the detriment of the intelligent, hard-working students that I came to know during my brief tenure there.

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0 Responses to Education or Indoctrination at The King’s College

  1. Chris says:

    I’m not sure if I’d call the teaching at King’s “proselytizing to the detriment” of students at King’s. I entered into King’s with the political mindset of my Republican parents. My time at King’s actually challenged these assumptions as much as supporting them. There was certainly a healthy debate about the ideas of politics, philosophy, and economics. Yes, we started with the presupposition of freedom as a good, but just about everyone at the College recognized that unbridled freedom is just as dangerous as freedom withheld.

    …just some thoughts from an alumnus.

  2. Jim says:

    One of Kings’ FAQ’s reads “The King’s College is plainly not for students seeking careers in science, medicine, technology, or engineering.” This is a private school, right? It seems that they are pretty upfront about who they are and what their goals are. You had correct misgivings about whether or not you would fit in there for a reason, it’s strange that after being “inside” you would discover that they were in fact, what they said they were.
    There are so many radically left leaning colleges, I think it’s great that places like King’s or Hillsdale exist. They at least make their intentions clear. Something most of the educational system in the U.S. does not.

    You also said “Some criticized the choice on the basis of D’Souza’s Roman Catholicism; how could a Catholic lead an evangelical school?” Kings is recorded on U.S. News’ article “2011 Best Colleges” as “Catholic.”'s-college-3282

  3. Joel says:

    Is Patrol no longer sponsored by/based at Kings? I’m kind of guessing not; just curious!

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