The Urge to Shower Money on Colleges

In this piece, Hans Bader of Competitive Enterprise Institute writes about a recent decision in Maryland to allocate more than half a million dollars for the purchase of new, high-end pianos for Bowie State University. Bowie State is not Juilliard.  It’s bottom-tier school with, Bader reports, a notoriously leftist faculty. Why it should get a load of new pianos when Maryland’s budget is a sea of red ink is a mystery.

George Leef — George Leef is the director of research for the John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy.

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