Last edited by Grateful Heart; 03-23-09 at 02:46 PM.
I don't think it's necessarily a good idea, but it's less about religious intrusion and more about governmental involvement.
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
The state doesnt need to be involved at all, especially when there's no state money involved.
Given all that, the rest of the OP was uncalled for.
Last edited by Goobieman; 03-23-09 at 03:23 PM.
It's not the government's job to supervise private colleges and the words they write on their diplomas.
If a student studies as a private fruitcake factory using his own money and passes the courses according to the requirements of the head chefs, he can be awarded any degree the college wishes to bestow on him.
All the state of texas has to do is re-word it's hiring requirements for teachers and other positions stating that successful applicants will have degrees from colleges accredited by the state accreditation board.
That's not discrimination, that's merely prudence. The state accreditation board shouldn't have the power to command college curricula, it should merely be the state authority reviewing curricula to ensure that colleges meet the minimum requirements the board feels is essential....and really, there's no reason this function couldn't be served by a private body.
Underwriter's Laboratories provides minimum standards for equipment, certainly colleges could organize their own accreditation board without government interference.
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