In Praise of Capitalism: How the ‘Social Justice’ Left Uses Economic Incentives to Create Academic Propaganda
Posted by Patrick Courrielche Jun 8th 2010 at 4:21 am in Education
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Indeed, all colleges and universities are funded by tax dollars, whether public or private institutions. Public institutions receive 80% to 90% of their funding from public sources, according to Inside Higher Education. However, private institutions are not private in the same sense as private industry – they also receive substantial public funding, especially in research areas.
In addition to the federal gift that non-profit status brings in the form of no real estate taxes and no taxes on gains (including the billions in earnings on endowments), students who attend private institutions receive federally subsidized loans for college tuition, set at an arbitrarily high price. Additionally, private institutions receive billions (upon billions) in federal research grants from the Department of Defense, the Department of Energy, et al. Private and public universities exist because of public funding – they are both a public trust.
Our higher education system should be used as a battleground for competing ideas – not a fifth column for biased political talking points. Unbiased research must be its cornerstone; without valid, unbiased studies, our society cannot make grounded, well-founded decisions about public policy.
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Unfortunately, the Gooferment’s involvement in “education” is propaganda.
From the pre-schoolers in day care to the post-graduate “students”, they are all getting a full and unrelenting dose of “state worship”, “big gooferment is our mother ‘n father”, and “equality”.
They ignore that “The King” has always opposed “The People”!
Remember Zorro, Robin Hood, and the Three Musketeers? (Oh, yeah, in Musketeers, the King was the good guy against the evil Cardinal. But never mind, there’s always an evil villain in control of the levers.)
The schools have become a slush fund of patronage, hiding places for politicians to double dip, and a pool of labor for political campaigns. It’s just a mess.
It’s sad that education has been perverted to the service of the King.
The only solution is the Separation of Education and the State.
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