The Federal Takeover of Higher Education

The Federal Takeover of Higher Education

May 11, 2011 12:00 ET
Is American higher education soon to be federalized? We know that diversity of choice in higher education is lacking. One independent study of the Social Science division at the University of Oregon found one registered Republican on the faculty. Join us for a Family Policy Lecture as we focus on the destructive potential of new "state authorization" regulations that are key aspects of the Obama Administration's higher education reforms. What else is likely to be imposed on American higher education? What will the GOP's response be? Is doing nothing better than something? - Dr. Richard J. Bishirjian, President, Yorktown University - Dr. Peter Wood, President, National Association of

Is American higher education soon to be federalized? We know that diversity of choice in higher education is lacking. One independent study of the Social Science division at the University of Oregon found one registered Republican on the faculty. Join us for a Family Policy Lecture as we focus on the destructive potential of new "state authorization" regulations that are key aspects of the Obama Administration's higher education reforms. What else is likely to be imposed on American higher education? What will the GOP's response be? Is doing nothing better than something?

  • Dr. Richard J. Bishirjian, President, Yorktown University
  • Dr. Peter Wood, President, National Association of Scholars
  • Dr. Richard Vedder, Founder, Center for Educational Affordability and Productivity

Richard J. Bishirjian, President and Professor of Government at Yorktown University, is an entrepreneur and educator. Dr. Bishirjian taught at universities and colleges in Indiana, Texas and New York. He is the author of a history of political theory and editor of A Public Philosophy Reader. Dr. Bishirjian is the author of more than forty-five professional essays and reviews in the field of political theory. He is a student of classical Greek philosophy, and specializes in analysis of modern ideologies, 19th century philosophy and political theory. His interests include American Government and Constitutional Law, Ethics, and the problem of secularization of Western culture. Click here to download Dr. Bishirjian's PowerPoint presentation.

Dr. Wood, president of the National Association of Scholars, has written a series of four essays published in the Chronicle of Higher Education that argues for diversity in higher education--allowing the for-profit sector to bloom along with all other sectors. Though NAS primarily represents scholars teaching at traditional bricks and mortar institutions, Dr. Wood expresses concern for the consequences, if the for-profit sector of higher education is destroyed.

Dr. Vedder is the founder of the Center for Education Affordability and Productivity and a former member of the Spellings Commission on the Future of Higher Education. A distinguished professor of economics at Ohio University, he is the author of several books, including, Going Broke by Degree, and The Wal-Mart Revolution: How Big Box Stores Benefit Consumers, Workers, and the Economy (with Wendell Cox).

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Is American higher education soon to be federalized? We know that diversity of choice in higher education is lacking. One independent study of the Social Science division at the University of Oregon found one registered Republican on the faculty. Join us for a Family Policy Lecture as we focus on the destructive potential of new "state authorization" regulations that are key aspects of the Obama Administration's higher education reforms. What else is likely to be imposed on American higher education? What will the GOP's response be? Is doing nothing better than something?

  • Dr. Richard J. Bishirjian, President, Yorktown University
  • Dr. Peter Wood, President, National Association of Scholars
  • Dr. Richard Vedder, Founder, Center for Educational Affordability and Productivity

Richard J. Bishirjian, President and Professor of Government at Yorktown University, is an entrepreneur and educator. Dr. Bishirjian taught at universities and colleges in Indiana, Texas and New York. He is the author of a history of political theory and editor of A Public Philosophy Reader. Dr. Bishirjian is the author of more than forty-five professional essays and reviews in the field of political theory. He is a student of classical Greek philosophy, and specializes in analysis of modern ideologies, 19th century philosophy and political theory. His interests include American Government and Constitutional Law, Ethics, and the problem of secularization of Western culture. Click here to download Dr. Bishirjian's PowerPoint presentation.

Dr. Wood, president of the National Association of Scholars, has written a series of four essays published in the Chronicle of Higher Education that argues for diversity in higher education--allowing the for-profit sector to bloom along with all other sectors. Though NAS primarily represents scholars teaching at traditional bricks and mortar institutions, Dr. Wood expresses concern for the consequences, if the for-profit sector of higher education is destroyed.

Dr. Vedder is the founder of the Center for Education Affordability and Productivity and a former member of the Spellings Commission on the Future of Higher Education. A distinguished professor of economics at Ohio University, he is the author of several books, including, Going Broke by Degree, and The Wal-Mart Revolution: How Big Box Stores Benefit Consumers, Workers, and the Economy (with Wendell Cox).

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