Skip to comments.Big Labor forced to sell its only college
Posted on 05/04/2012 7:36:35 AM PDT by Academiadotorg
In the latest sign of the fast-shrinking Big Labor movement, the National Labor College established in 1969 by AFL-CIO icon George Meany to teach new labor organizing tactics and management to new generations of activists is selling its sprawling Silver Spring, Md. campus.
The reason: they just cant afford to keep the facilities housing the academic arm of the labor movement open anymore. The cost to operate and maintain a large campus in such an expensive metropolitan area is exorbitant, said the college. No other college in the Washington area has closed or is planning to close because of costs.
Instead of teaching students at the facility just off New Hampshire Avenue at the Capital Beltway, online courses will be offered. Once the 47-acre facility is rezoned and sold, student housing will disappear. Instead, new students will get to live in union halls. Some 200,000 union leaders have passed through the college which offers undergraduate degrees at community college prices.
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Robert Ringer wrote a book about it.
I wonder if union labor costs had anything to do with it.
Well, not quite. They must sell because there is no demand for their product.
How long before Obama offers stimulus money to keep it open?.
Mere months ago they were running radio ads here trying to recruit new students.
I think the real story is that the price of D.C. real estate has just gotten too juicy for them to pass up the deal. Look for this college to resurface in Detroit or Cleveland someplace.
Why should they put money into a college when leftist high school teachers are indoctrinating students for free?