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

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

    Should the federal government get to decide how universities are run or how much the presidents/professors/administrators will be paid?
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    Re: Should the federal government get to decide how universities are run?

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    Should the federal government get to decide how universities are run or how much the presidents/professors/administrators will be paid?
    Not at all.

    This compromises any vestige of independence that Universities hold.

    How will I know that the presidents/professors/administrators weren't hand picked to provide a positive spin on what the government does?
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    Re: Should the federal government get to decide how universities are run?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Not at all.

    This compromises any vestige of independence that Universities hold.

    How will I know that the presidents/professors/administrators weren't hand picked to provide a positive spin on what the government does?
    Unlike certain private "conservative religious" schools that are no better than a religious madras in Pakistan... guess you got no problem with those?
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    Re: Should the federal government get to decide how universities are run?

    Something smells funny around here.
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    Re: Should the federal government get to decide how universities are run?

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Unlike certain private "conservative religious" schools that are no better than a religious madras in Pakistan... guess you got no problem with those?
    As long as they are privately funded they can teach the scriptures of the flying spaghetti monster for all I care.

    It would be cooler if they taught Star Wars as fact though, way better than Scientology.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    Something smells funny around here.
    My bad Cap, I think it was the beef stew I had for lunch.
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    Re: Should the federal government get to decide how universities are run?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    My bad Cap, I think it was the beef stew I had for lunch.
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    See with you around Captain we don't even have to make arguments, as you already know everything .
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    Re: Should the federal government get to decide how universities are run?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    Always beware the "trap" thread.
    I'm sure its better than the Dutch Oven thread .

    Looking back he didn't post an article or anything with it so I'm suspicious now.
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    Re: Should the federal government get to decide how universities are run?

    If the government contributes a large amount of money to the university system, then I am in favour of the government determining how often tuition can be increased. A university that is profitting from taxpayer money should not be able to charge as much money as a purely private institution.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    As long as they are privately funded they can teach the scriptures of the flying spaghetti monster for all I care.

    It would be cooler if they taught Star Wars as fact though, way better than Scientology.

    Why do you keep labeling me as a conservative?
    Because you are a conservative. Dont deny it by hiding behind that "libertarian" bs label

    Considering that several high ranking people in the former Bush administration came from universities that did teach based on scriptures and other religious garble instead of actual facts and figures, then one has to ask if not having at least some control over the quality of the curriculum regardless if private or public is not better.

    I mean we cant have universities go around teaching doctors that giving blood is bad, or that evolution is wrong, or that the earth is only 8000 years old...... What is next, universities promoting women as second class citizens, people of colour as "unclean" or saying that Jews are the devils minions?
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