Should the nation's colleges and universities be
subjugated by federal and state government? That's what is going to happen if
the U.S. Department of Education goes ahead with its proposal to turn both
private and public schools into "authorized" institutions.
plan, scheduled to go into effect in November, entails a heavy cost in time
and money. But what is more ominous is the whole idea of political supervision
of higher education.
As a practical matter, the department's power
grab carries with it an implicit invitation for various pressure groups to
seek legal mandates requiring colleges and universities to implement their pet
theories about curriculum, degree requirements, faculty qualifications,
teaching methods, textbooks, evolution, phonics, ROTC, climate change, family
policy, abortion, race, sexual orientation, economic theory, etc.
If adopted, regional accreditation will be denied to any institution that
has not first been given "substantive" state "authorization."
Stop plan to put colleges under political supervision - The Denver Post