US education rules could endanger academic freedom, says former Senator
Catholic World News - August 04, 2010
New federal regulations on American higher education could jeopardize religious and academic freedom, warns a former US Senator who now heads a private Christian college.
William Armstrong, who is now president of Colorado Christian University, said that new guidelines from the US Department of Education, initially designed to prevent misallocation of funds, could give state governments opportunities for “setting course requirements, quality measures, faculty qualifications, and various mandates about how and what to teach.” The former senator said that the regulations “almost guarantee that states will have to cope with noisy arguments over teaching methods, degree requirements and culture wars over textbooks, evolution versus Intelligent Design, phonics versus whole language, campus ROTC, climate change, family policy, abortion, race, gender, sexual orientation, etc..”
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Posted by: Thomas429 -
Aug. 07, 2010 10:42 PM ET USA
Yet another reason to stop voting for social democrats. The government is just getting too large . . .
Posted by: Defender -
Aug. 04, 2010 7:12 PM ET USA
Between these new rules, new federal interpretations of laws and not teaching the Magisterium in Catholic schools, what are we to do?