Phi Beta Cons

Is government meddling harmful to colleges?

Hillsdale College president Larry Arnn argues strongly that it is here.
The basic problem with governmental regulation of higher education is the same as it is everywhere else. When officials who are neither close to problems nor will suffer any loss if their decisions turn out to be wrong make decisions to compel people to do certain things and forbid them from doing other things, the results are usually bad.

George Leef is the the director of editorial content at the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal.