Video: The Federal Takeover of Higher Education

NAS president Peter Wood spoke yesterday at a panel, "The Federal Takeover of Higher Education," sponsored by the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. Joining him on the panel were Richard Bishirjian, president of Yorktown University, and Richard Vedder, president of the Center for College Affordability and Productivity. To watch the webcast of the lecture, cllick on the video below. Dr. Wood's talk occurs from 20:40-49:40, and he and the panel answer questions starting at 65:00.

Click here for links to Peter Wood's articles on federal direct lending and what others have said about these articles.


Tweets from the event (@FRCdc):

Dr. Peter Wood, President, Nat. Assoc. of Scholars, "Cost of college [and debt] causing delay of marriage." #EdTakeover

Dr. Peter Wood: "Only 34% of college grads finish in 4 years. Govt aid is prolonging their education." #edtakeover

Dr. Peter Wood: "There were no public universities until Civil War era--then established to help farmers." #EdTakeover

Dr. Peter Wood: Obama admin wants to take over higher ed because: "it's there...lots of potential clients." #EdTakeover

Dr. Peter Wood: "GI Act was great opportunity for vets, and after initially opposing, universities became champions of it." #Edtakeover

Dr. Peter Wood: "Administrators don't leave money on the table." When gov offers more $ for higher ed, tuition soaks it up. #EdTakeover

Dr. Peter Wood: We should look to higher ed for transmission of knowledge & skills, virtue cultivation & support of our society. #EdTakeover

Family Research Council event description:

Is American higher education soon to be federalized? We know that diversity of choice in higher education is lacking. One independent study of the Social Science division at the University of Oregon found one registered Republican on the faculty. Join us for a Family Policy Lecture as we focus on the destructive potential of new "state authorization" regulations that are key aspects of the Obama Administration's higher education reforms. What else is likely to be imposed on American higher education? What will the GOP's response be? Is doing nothing better than something?

  • Share

Most Commented

December 7, 2022


New Study Tracks Rise of DEI in STEM Departments, Associations, Grants, and Literature

A new study published today by the National Association of Scholars, Ideological Intensification, offers an in-depth quantitative analysis of just how far DEI has advanced into STEM fields....

January 9, 2023


NAS Celebrates the Nomination of Reform-Minded Trustees to the New College of Florida Board

The National Association of Scholars is delighted with Governor Ron DeSantis’ nomination of six education reformers to the Board of Trustees of the New College of Florida....

October 20, 2022


NAS Statement on Nomination of Ben Sasse for University of Florida President

We believe that Senator Sasse would make an excellent president of the University of Florida, and we urge the Board of Trustees to follow the search committee’s recommendation....

Most Read

May 15, 2015


Where Did We Get the Idea That Only White People Can Be Racist?

A look at the double standard that has arisen regarding racism, illustrated recently by the reaction to a black professor's biased comments on Twitter....

October 12, 2010


Ask a Scholar: What is the True Definition of Latino?

What does it mean to be Latino? Are only Latin American people Latino, or does the term apply to anyone whose language derived from Latin?...

January 5, 2023


NAS Condemns the Attacks against Jordan Peterson

The National Association of Scholars condemns the unrelenting illiberal attacks being levied against Dr. Peterson and against anyone who dares push back against the enemies of intellectual f......