Injecting Left-Wing Activism into Higher Ed
Posted by David J. Koon at 11:53 AM
In this article from the American Thinker, Jay Schalin of the Pope Center exposes how Obama & Co. are radicalizing the accreditation process in higher ed. Education Secretary Arne Duncan has appointed "diversity advocates" and "left-wing activists" to a committee whose job it is to determine whether accreditors are doing their job--ensuring that colleges are maintaining "acceptable levels of quality."
Don't be surprised, Schalin writes "if the new members attempt to introduce diversity mandates and social engineering" into the process. If that's the case, some colleges could lose their accreditation if they don't comply--a massive blow to any school's viability.
It's ironic that the same board was disbanded in 2008 for becoming "too politicized," Schalin notes. That group's mortal sin: "to press for establishing universal, easily understood, quantifiable academic standards."
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