It was not enough that the federal government took control of student loans. Now they want even more control of colleges. Their latest target are for profit universities. Rather than allow them to run the business of education the way they deem best, the Federal Leviathan now wants to more control. The new control is being exerted by the Department of Education with new regulations. Bear in mind that the Department of Education was an agency instituted by the Carter regime. The fedgov wants to be notified of any new programs and to redefine what constitutes a credit hour in their institutions. They also want say so in how the schools market their services. The regime claims that these interventions do not intrude into academics, yet some are not so sure of that. All of these changes come in the wake of the feds taking control of student loans. The connection between student loans and redefining a credit hour escapes me, but leave it to the fedgov to want to attach strings to any monies it doles out.
This is just another encroachment in our lives. It will only be a matter of time before they dictate curriculum and course materials. Some suspect that the Federal Textbook act was an attempt to control the content of textbooks used in colleges. The pieces are in place to control the content. knowing the power hungry tendencies, it is likely that the control will be exerted.
In a free Texas, the teachers (or Texas school board) would decide what to include and what to teach. I guess that makes too much common sense.
Liberty for Texas and the South!
J MurrahBooks, Current Affairs