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PM:"Likewise. I put myself through school w/ a part-time job. That was a very useful part of the experience. 'Course, that was in the mid-60's when tuition was a lot cheaper because of state subsidies"


And there weren't several hundred conflicting 'mandates' from fed and state regulators, not to mention dozens of fed agencies, which required them to hire 250% more administrators and data collectors on subjects such as:'

1) diversity plans and diversity goals in recruitment of students, per subject area, per year.....and implementation plans to achieve 'greater diversity'.

2) Programs for 'more inclusive' gender equality in all areas of academia, from hiring quotas of professors, assistant professors, staff, secretarial, workmen/workwomen, tutors, and admnistrators, with year by year filings with six different agencies on achieving 'goals' (quotas) set up by 24 different departments of six different state , local and federal agencies.

3) Annual reporting of allotment of scholarship dollars based upon 27 artibtrary and constantly changing 'criteria' from six different agencies and yearly plans to achieve 'parity' between all income strata of the entering classes in each of the 52 different majors outlined in the 450 page annex to federal mandate document XYZ-23569, para 732, subsection 44.2, paragraphs 2-873.


4) Programs for improving the 'green-ness' of all academic facilities from dormitories to classrooms to office/research buildings, on a per building basis, with comprehensive goals to meet Federal guidelines contained in the 2105 page 'Improving Energy Efficiency in Higher Education'....... and yearly reports on the status of all upgrades to meet federal targets (quotas). (275 pages plus annexes, of which none are even looked at by the feds, but a mandatory loss of federal scholarship dollars if not done)


Oh, and of course, there are $100,000 penalties per offense, and other legally binding horesmanure..and we haven't gotten to the other areas of campus life, such as programs for 'self actualization', making sure 'no one fails' and 'everyone gets a trophy' and 'grade inflation' ....... recruitment in 'poor' minority areas........ tracking each 'minority' and 'ethnicity' and 'religion' ..... oh, did I forget the university plan for religious diversity of all faiths? etc etc etc....


We need to chop the bloat in the admin staff by getting it back to the 15% it was back in the 60s.....that alone could save tens of billions of dollars of tuition.

Plus, of course, gut all the agencies and people requiring all the filings. Probably nearly 100,000 of them.


t.
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