Of course, if they're receiving taxpayer money, Congress should decide what happens
Of course not, the fact that they receive taxpayer money doesn't give the goverment total control
Maybe, I don't really understand the analogy. Could you beat me over the head with it a bit more?
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There is no perfect solution, government in its current form has influence to promote itself in favorable light inside institutions of education when it hasn't necessarily been good.
I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
I can see possible state involvement in education but, not the federal government.
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If the Government knows what is best for it, then it should probably stay out of University affairs. Someone once told me that all revolutions begin with higher education.
Is the Government's influence in a University ethical? Meh, probably not. Is it how "the cookie crumbles?" Probably.
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Depends on how much federal government money the university receives. If they receive even one dollar from the federal government like so many universities do. Then I do not see why the federal government should have a say in what they do. How many universities are completely funded by private donors? Those creepy ultra christian ones where everybody dresses in 1984 uniforms?
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"Decide how universities are run" is a vague concept, and to a degree the answer must be yes. The Fed does and should ensure that the university doesn't reject all Jews or things along those lines. On the whole, though, college education isn't an area that needs a whole lot or regulation, and as such should be relatively unregulated.
Now to get at what you're really talking about, if the fed offers the uni money that comes with a clause that states "the dean will make $x" and they accept that money, then yes, the federal government should decide how much the dean makes
They receive taxpayer money in violation of the Constitution.
The government may as well insist the socialist professors demanding the government take over everything receive government pay scale, right? Those same perfessers want the goverment to violate the Constitution for everything else, so why not?
Let's put it this way...the government taking over won't be able to decrease the quality of education those students are getting.