Stop Treating Trustees Like Mushrooms

by George Leef

In today’s Pope Center Clarion Call, Jay Schalin discusses the situation facing most college and university trustees — they’re kept in the dark and fed manure. Not literally, but school administrators like to control the flow of information to them so as to shape their decisions. Jay argues in favor of giving boards the independence (and funds) to gather information on their own so they don’t only hear what top school officials want them to hear.