Every election cycle, liberal politicians amp up the attack on private, for-profit and nonprofit colleges to galvanize their base of voters and appease liberal educators who fear losing their jobs if public colleges compete on a level playing field with career-focused, private schools.
Jarome Bell, a retired Navy officer and spokesman for Veterans for Education Choice, argues efforts to limit private colleges hurt Americans. “This power play comes at the expense of real people who will suffer and lose the opportunity to earn a valuable degree toward a new career. Traditional four-year colleges are far too expensive and inconvenient for the millions of non-traditional students seeking to earn degrees in a specialized field.”
Attacks on private colleges aren’t about protecting students or improving the quality of education; they are about control. Democrats want to ensure students don’t have a diverse array of options and are stuck attending schools controlled by the administrative class, many of which emphasize indoctrination over education.