Eye-popping power grab: Licensing of U.S. colleges
Federal scheme poses 'greatest threat to academic freedom in our lifetime'
By Bob Unruh
October 3, 2010
President Obama's Department of Education, where Secretary Arne Duncan appointed a longtime homosexual activist who was part of the sometimes-violent Act Up organization to head his "safe schools" office, now is proposing to force colleges and universities to submit to a political agenda, according to critics.
Under the proposed federal rule change, institutions of higher education "would be required to have a document of state approval . . . to operate an educational program, including programs leading to a degree or certificate," explained an analysis by Shapri D.Lo Maglio for the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities.
"I think it is the greatest threat to academic freedom in our lifetime," former Sen. Bill Armstrong, now president of Colorado Christian University, told WND. "But only if you love liberty."
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