Republican donations to colleges are used to brainwash millions of college students to embrace Democrat Party ideology. Why do Republicans give any money to colleges? Higher Education is a one party state, and the party begins with a D. Why do Republicans voluntarily agree to fund this brainwashing? Bernie Sanders was not a surprising phenomenon; he is the logical progression of fifty years of relentless left wing education in classrooms, freshman orientations, and dorm life programming at America's colleges.
Ideological balance could be restored if Republicans hit colleges in the only two places they care about more than liberal ideology: money and rankings.
First, stop giving to colleges and articulate strings when asked for donations: "I can't donate to my college until you can prove that your faculty has at least 25% Republican professors. Until then, I have to decline supporting my college because the faculty is too one-sided."
The mischief higher education causes in the modern world takes a lot of money. Republican donors to higher education are funding much of the biased research that gives intellectual cover to the propaganda of the other party. Academic research is rigged by social science professors with light teaching loads to prove that children don't need fathers, that children are better off in day care, and that poverty could be ended if we just spent more money on government programs. The whole premise of higher education is now rigged against Republican causes such as family, capitalism, free speech, limited government, religion, the melting pot, and Western Civilization.
Having both parents in the house while growing up is the greatest privilege of all, but you don't hear much research about that coming out of today's colleges. Having both parents is a privilege any American parents can give to their children regardless of race, creed, or income. Recreational sex, the root of the out-of-wedlock birth explosion in this country, is a hallowed protected activity of the Left and college culture. Recreational sex permeating campus and pop culture has led to the rise of dysfunctional single parent families and the sexual assault crisis, but you'll never read any research about how college culture from the 1960's and 1970's predictably increased poverty AND sexual assault.
Premises such as White Privilege and "the Patriarchy" are presented without opposition as de facto core values on campus because there are so few conservatives working for colleges that there is no influential opposition to academia's relentless socialist, feminist, and multi-cultural propaganda. Most campuses have many professors who have been paid in part by alumni contributions to do years of research explaining the evils of Republican Party principles. Very few if any colleges have professors who have tried to balance that research with evidence showing the intellectual power of free speech, religion, the melting pot, and an emphasis on families. Colleges need balance, and they would hire professors with balanced perspectives if they got financial pressure from alumni donors to do so.
Don't be fooled by major gift fund-raising campaigns that make it all sound apolitical and neutral. Colleges are in bed with politics and government. All fund-raising helps colleges help the Democrat Party. Give your money to organizations that support your values such as your local church or synagogue, the Hoover Institution, the Heritage Foundation, or your local animal shelter.
The second thing that needs to be done is to get the college ranking magazines, US NEWS & WORLD REPORT and FORBES to add a valuable category that ranks faculty ideological balance. If a college has 30% Democrat professors and 30% Republican professors (and the rest independent), then that college gets the top score. If you have what most colleges have, 95% of your professor's political donations go to Democrats, and only 5% to Republicans, then you have a 90% gap that would lead to a low score in that category. Imagine Yale's actions if it slipped in the rankings behind Harvard, Stanford, Princeton, AND Duke. Because they are highly motivated about rankings, Yale would scramble to improve the ideological balance of its faculty.
(This essay has to be submitted anonymously. I work for a college.)