In 9th grade during the 2000 election, the school libriarian went on about how we were unlike the rest of the world in that we did not have a direct democracy.
For this next example, a little background is needed. In Minnesota, high school students in juinor and seinor years can take classes at University and College level. A pair of twin sisters took the same geography course, and got a helping of leftist propoganda with it. One sister's presentation compared the Savage Reservation in Huxley's Brave New World to colonialism. It more describes what happens when a tolterian society meets an unassimilated mass.
However, Land-Grant Colleges in the United States are required by law to have a Reserve Officer's Training Corps (pronounced ROT-ce) unit on campus, as under the Goldwater-Nichols Act (IIRC), if the military desires. These units are linked with federal funding for private instutions, and cannot be removed from Land-Grant schools. They were highly unpopular in the 1960's, and at the 1980 United Methodist General Conference there was a movement to remove them from all Methodist affiliated schools.
The units are departments under, presumeably, the head of the college, with the seinor military instructor ranking as an O-6. This, along with agriculture, is an island of sanity at a college.
Why Ag? It requires objective results.