Friday, May 1, 2015

Hell Freezes Over: Bill Powers Unintentionally gets one thing right

"For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,"
2 Timothy 3:2

In his exit interview with the Trib, Bill Powers discussed the reform effort:
Powers, however, said he sees those fights on a broader scale. They fit into a nationwide debate about the future of higher education. People pushing for reform believed that the growing state of Texas will need to accommodate more students. And many of those students will need inexpensive opportunities.

[Author's Note: Emphasis added.]

The U.T. reform effort has always been about the national effort to alter the unsustainable trajectory on which American Higher education finds itself.  What's been astonishing throughout this process is the degree to which the Powers (pun intended) of the status quo have resisted even the smallest changes.  No one expected to find the corruption when we embarked upon this process (though, in hindsight, it's obvious how the two are linked).

American Higher Education, epitomized by the University of Texas, is a bloated cesspool of cronyism and Marxism that poorly serves it's customers.  No one should have to take on tens of thousands of dollars worth of debt to subsidize do nothing bureaucrats making six figures and ideological bullying on campus.  Good for Bill Powers to finally admit this on the way out.

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