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Larry Arnn says the GOP is flunking higher education

Hillsdale College president Larry Arnn has written an excellent essay in

which he contends that the GOP is flunking higher education. You can (and

should!) read his essay here.

In a nutshell, Arnn thinks that the 1965 Higher Education Act was a

horrendous blunder (one of many the country made in that year) and if it

were possible, we should undo the damage by going “back to the things (the

federal government) has the constitutional power to do.”  Article I, Section

8 says nothing about education at all.

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