The entire university industry is “too big to fail”. Not to mention too useful a tool for the folks with the government purse strings. I smell bailout after bailout.
I love Mike Adams’s columns. He’s one of the few folks on our side who actually understands academe and knows where the rot really lies. He pretty much nails it every time, rather than painting the entire professoriate as a leftist fever-swamp.
We need to go back to the professors running the universities, rather than having overpaid administrators and sub-administrators doing it — yes, even turning administration over to folks holding tenure in looney-left [Affirmative-action-beneficiary-group-name-here] Studies Departments would have a beneficial effect: they’d have to deal with real-world issues involved in keeping a university running and have less time for political activism. As it is, the leftism of professors is protected from being “mugged by reality”, and they have extra time for activism, while other leftish folks overpaid exclusively to run the university keep them in their protective cocoon and already enforce political correctness through Offices of Student Life, Offices of Diversity, . . . to a degree that would not increase were the most recently tenured member of the LGBTQQ[more-letters-here] Studies Department obliged to spend 1/4 time doing administrative work as one of four people replacing the Associate Dean of Student Life (and like changes made throughout the university’s administrative structure).
Once I became prosperous enough to think about giving money to the first college from which I graduated, I visited the campus and spoke to students at random, asking them about any bias on the part of professors from whom they had taken classes. Well, I got a lot of comments on the liberal points of view they had received. Not a word was spoken about any conservative points of view.
After mulling it over, I decided to never give to that college. And I haven’t.
State university administrators seized upon the increased demand for higher education by raising tuition. This was done for three reasons: a) because they could, b) because they wanted to give themselves raises, and c) because they wanted to hire associate and assistant administrators to do their work for them.
Answer c) also applies to government workers. I feel sick whenever the thought crosses my mind of how many ‘associate and assistant administrators’ President Obama has installed in DC - at six-figure salaries. He does not do any ‘work’! He reads speeches and plays golf. Period!