Skip to comments.The Mess of Federal Funds Is Changing the University
Posted on 09/15/2019 6:13:21 AM PDT by karpov
The modern American university has changed almost beyond recognition from the form it had even 100 years ago. It is larger, more diverse, more of a business, and more industrialized with relatively fewer teachers and more bureaucrats than ever before. Those changes have led to new problems. Higher education, if not broken, is at least seriously injured. Some critics feel the damage is fatal and the whole system should essentially be abolished.
I want to focus on just one cause and a few of its effects. The cause is the involvement of the federal government via the money which is now directly and indirectly funneled into universities, public as well as private.
Even public universities depend to some degree on external funds: The University of California-Berkeley was only 13 percent state-funded in 2014-2015; North Carolina State University received 26 percent of its 2013-2014 budget from the state and 35 percent from gifts and contracts.
The effects of this increased reliance on federal funds are loss of autonomy, altered priorities, tuition fees that increase faster than inflation, and a monstrous growth in employees who are neither teachers nor researchers.
(Excerpt) Read more at jamesgmartin.center ...
More people should know about this.
Thank you, Jimmuh Carter! Thank you, Barack Obama! /s
We are past Peak Brick and Motar Higher Edumacation.
I have said many times...Universities, and even schools generally, are our biggest domestic enemy.
Parents: Home School!
The choice then is part of the problem now. College full of million dollar stadiums and empty skulls
I wholeheartedly agree that taxpayer money should not be spent on higher education. Maybe start shifting it towards trade and technical schools?
Liberals want forgiveness of student debt.
We have something that will forgive their student debt. It’s called the G.I. Bill. Sign up for military service for 4 years and we’ll forgive your debt. I am good with that plan.
How about not stealing it from those who created it in the first place. I am sick of being ruled by busybody fools who never built a thing in their lives, yet demand that they are wiser than I on how to invest as the spend us into bankruptcy.
Everything Government touches turns to turds.
so the universities are raping students for higher and higher costs and the tax payers are sending them even more money. I’m going to start a university. Care to sign up?
I can not dispute that.
Seems like academics is being over powered by the administrative functions at universities. The result, not much learning, but lots of diversity and inclusion. Lots of politics and bullshit. But it’s not just universities. You see it in primary education, corporations and the military too.
It is not more diverse. Melanin molecules are not a measure of diversity if 100% of people with slightly more of them vote the exact same way. You only need one to understand their opinions
Frankfurt School: Long March Through the Institutions.
They take over the Federal government, then use Federal funding to take over universities.
The enslavement of college graduates by financing worthless degrees and holding a mortgage on the future of the hapless masses of students is crippling.
And for those of us that have earned wealth without the intrusion of Federal assistance, we will be robbed to pay for these socialist programs.
Some one said "To give something for free the government has to first take it away from someone else."
Count me in that group.
Have you learned nothing? I don't trust or want the government involved in anything to do with education. Supply and demand work the best even in the market for trade labor.
Colleges are the head of the socialist snake. They need to be re-engineered. I thought online learning would kill them off, but it’s taking too long.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.