Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The Battle Begins

By Richard Vedder

General Obama has a mighty army of legislative minions ready to push through a radical agenda that will change America in dangerous and unfortunate ways. One area of contention is higher education. Obama is trying to take control of the health care, banking and automobile industries through his faux socialism, so why not higher ed?

The battle in higher ed begins tomorrow in the House Labor Committee. The Dems control the show, and have an army of witnesses designed to show that deep sixing privately subsidized loans, making Pell Grants an entitlement, and dropping more money out of airplanes will somehow help students and America. Don't believe it. I don't.

I will be testifying for the minority (in Congress) view tomorrow, and maybe CSPAN will cover it, beginning at 10 a.m. EDT. I expect some fireworks. Stay tuned.


capeman said...

Wow, here comes the Doc! I'll bet Obama is quaking in his boots!

RWW said...

I'd rather be Waterboarding.

Paul Tietzen said...

Leave the educators to have the widget funding. In Alberta tuition was almost unchanging while non-educators controlled the student support. When that changed tuition rose 1000% in less than 15 years. No problem, as long as funds to maintain the castles and bankrupt the students were available. After all, who is to question the holy mission of the educators??

Paul Tietzen, Ex-Chairman, Student's Finance Board, Alberta

Unknown said...


Raid seeks to prove City College misused funds

Lance Williams, Chronicle Staff Writer

Thursday, May 7, 2009
Ex-Chancellor Philip Day is being investigated

District attorney's investigators raided City College of San Francisco on Wednesday, seeking evidence that college officials had illegally spent public money on donations to education-related political campaigns.

A copy of a search warrant served on the college shows that investigators are scrutinizing the actions of former Chancellor Philip Day, who left the college last year to work for an education lobbying firm in Washington, D.C.

Investigators searched Day's former office, now occupied by Chancellor Don Griffin. The offices of Peter Goldstein, vice chancellor of finance, and Stephen Herman, dean of administrative services, also were searched, said an official who saw the searches under way.

Investigators were seeking documents concerning donations to the political campaigns of two city bond measures that benefited the college and two state initiatives that sought increased funding for community colleges, the search warrant says.

The Chronicle disclosed in 2007 that college officials had diverted $10,000 in public money to political donations for a $246.3 million college bond measure that San Francisco voters approved in 2005.

A county grand jury then began investigating Day and his aides on suspicion of violating state laws against misusing public funds and failing to make accurate reports of political donations, college documents show. . . . (full article link below)

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