States Are Cutting University Budgets; Taxpayers Aren’t Interested in Funding Campus Kooks

“So am I blaming the victims for these budget cuts? Basically, yes, with the proviso that the victims are also perpetrators. For decades, higher education has, often quite consciously and openly, set itself against the larger society in which it is embedded while still expecting support, much like a rebellious adolescent who still expects parents to cover the cellphone bill. Now much of the larger society is having second thoughts, and universities will have to decide whether they want to change or shrink. Sadly, I’m beginning to doubt that they’re smart enough to change.” Glenn Harlan Reynolds, “States Are Cutting University Budgets; Taxpayers Aren’t Interested in Funding Campus Kooks,” USA Today, 10/14/2019.

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