Tuesday, September 29 2009 @ 11:04 AM CDT Views: 289
No Blood For Ph.Ds.
The chancellor and vice-chancellor of the University of California at Berkeley make their case for sticking their snouts even deeper into the Federal money trough:
Specifically, the federal government should create a hybrid model in which a limited number of our great public research and teaching universities receive basic operating support from the federal government and their respective state governments. Washington might initially choose a representative set of schools, perhaps based on their research achievements, their success in graduating students, commitment to public service and their record in having a student body that is broadly representative of society.
Hey, there's an idea! Take a "limited number" of self-described "great" public universities--you know, the ones who make inordinate amounts of money from their big-time football programs while generating screed after screed in "peer-reviewed journals" attacking the very liberal foundations of the society which has created them--and throw a lot more money at them. My money. Your money.
What about those public universities that are not judged by such worthies as Robert J. Birgenau and Frank D. Yeary, Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor of the University of California at Berkeley? Does anybody really think that South Dakota State University (to name one at random) will make the cut and sit at the same table as the Lords of Berkeley and the Big 10?
Dear Mr. Birgenau and Mr. Yeary:
You have plenty of money to do what you're supposed to do. Get your hand out of my pocket in Lee's Summit, Missouri, get back to your campus and teach students more about freedom and liberty, calculus and chemistry, honor, honest work and responsibility, and less about class struggle, intolerant "diversity," post-modernist deconstruction of "what they really meant" and pseudo-scientific environmentalist dogma. Thanks.
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