It’s not the students. It’s the ADMINISTRATORS.
A Senate bill that would encourage the growth of alternative training programs for teachers and principals, some of which would not be based at colleges or universities but would have the authority to give certificates considered the equivalent of master’s degrees, has come under fire from higher education organizations that argue Congress should focus on higher education institutions in efforts to improve teacher quality…
“While our organizations support the reform of educator preparation programs, we have several concerns about this legislation, and we ask you not to support it,” they wrote in the letter, which was signed by the American Council on Education, the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, and the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, among others.
“[H]igher education organizations” = arrogant closed shop public employee unions pretending to be professional associations. AKA labor cartels with no interest in their customers.
Of “higher education organizations that argue Congress should focus on higher education institutions” one can only ask, “Where have you been and what have you been doing to improve teacher quality while Congress was solely focused on your
votes institutions, whose costs have risen vastly more (439% from ’82 to ’07) than any other segment of the economy? Why is the biggest category to increase in your bloated spending that of administration? Why are you still propagating useless ‘diversity’ and ‘feminism’ studies? What does the term “intellectual diversity” mean to you?”