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Thread: Should the federal government get to decide how universities are run?

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    Re: Should the federal government get to decide how universities are run?

    I went with the bear option as it was closest for me. But I wasn't scared, and I found $20.
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    Re: Should the federal government get to decide how universities are run?

    I can't take the tension any longer, so I'm going to go ahead and spring...the trap.

    Ignoring the gray area of whether it should run universities it at least partly funds, it doesn't make sense if the universities are not able to hold the entire world economy hostage and start the largest global recession since the Great Depression. A lot of universities have been mismanaged into the ground. I don't recall any major recessions being caused, though.

    Alright, do your worst.

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    Re: Should the federal government get to decide how universities are run?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    I can't take the tension any longer, so I'm going to go ahead and spring...the trap.

    Ignoring the gray area of whether it should run universities it at least partly funds, it doesn't make sense if the universities are not able to hold the entire world economy hostage and start the largest global recession since the Great Depression. A lot of universities have been mismanaged into the ground. I don't recall any major recessions being caused, though.

    Alright, do your worst.
    I agree, AIG and the lot of other bailed out industry would have had their contracts nullified in bankruptcy court. This is not the same as funding....
    It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
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    Re: Should the federal government get to decide how universities are run?

    Depends what you mean by deciding how they're run. Are you talking about requiring them to accept Pell Grants and Stafford Loans, or are you talking about requiring them to have Professor Smith, who was appointed by the Secretary of Education, teach subjects X, Y, and Z - using Textbook A - in Psychology 101?

    For the most part, I'd prefer to keep the federal government out of the day-to-day operations of universities. American universities are the best in the world; there's no reason to get the federal government involved to mess things up. The only place for any intervention at all that I can see is in regards to the financial aspect of school.
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    Re: Should the federal government get to decide how universities are run?

    I am over this whole hyper individualist belief that because you pay taxes you should be able to use the government to leverage your beliefs against any use of those tax dollars. The only decision the federal goverment should have in how a publically funded university is run is to enforce equal civil rights for all students of the university. The faculty and administration of the university should decide how the school is run. Period.

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    Re: Should the federal government get to decide how universities are run?

    Yes, the government should have the right to make certain decisions if the university chooses to take taxpayer money.

    For example, if a university takes tax money, they should be required to allow ROTC to operate on campus. If they are not comfortable with this compromise, they can look to their liberal alums to fund them.

    Now, how about we spring that trap
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    Re: Should the federal government get to decide how universities are run?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    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?
    What makes you think religious schools receive any more private funding than non-religious ones.

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    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.
    Can you link me to the part of the Constitution that is being violated.

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    Re: Should the federal government get to decide how universities are run?

    Cookie Cutter Universities would be a horrible thing.

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    Re: Should the federal government get to decide how universities are run?

    The government shouldn't be running AIG either.

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    Re: Should the federal government get to decide how universities are run?

    If the government is paying for the university (for example, state universities), then yes. Also, if the university chooses to accept government funds, than it should be aware that certain strings are attached.

    Assuming the government contributes no funding, then no, it should have no say in how the university is run (except in cases where laws are broken).

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