No less than two Ivy League universities are serving to President Donald Trump make the case that their faculties have grow to be political establishments slightly than strictly academic ones. Might larger schooling face a tax reckoning if he’s re-elected?
Along with his trademark subtlety, Mr. Trump tweeted on Friday:
Too many Universities and College Techniques are about Radical Left Indoctrination, not Training. Due to this fact, I’m telling the Treasury Division to re-examine their Tax-Exempt Standing…
… and/or Funding, which might be taken away if this Propaganda or Act Towards Public Coverage continues. Our kids have to be Educated, not Indoctrinated!
Mr. Trump’s Friday Twitter message occurred to reach simply as Columbia College was saying the creation of a brand new “Local weather College.” Columbia President Lee Bollingersays that the college might be in a position “to bridge the world of scholarly endeavor with that of motion and implementation,” particularly given “parts of what we’re calling the College’s Fourth Objective—our mission of being extra current on the intersection of information and alter.”
The standard three functions of the college have been analysis, instructing and public service. So what precisely is Mr. Bollinger’s new Fourth Objective? Final yr he described a “College-wide effort to experiment with the best way to institutionalize” the “ambition of uniting tutorial capacities with brokers of change, all in service to the general public good.” Mr. Bollinger additionally recognized “a must suppose via the function of the College, as such, in assembly the wants of humanity.”