Letter to the editor

I was pleasantly surprised to find an editorial by Walter Williams in our newspaper. When I was a teenager my dad used to clip his columns and give them to me to read. His May 24 column is dead on. It offers many great solutions on how to reduce the cost of college tuition. One of those would be to reduce the number of administrative staff at our colleges and universities. It is true that in many places of higher learning, there are more administrative staff who are employed than there are professors. While administrative staff is certainly needed, much of what passes for it at our universities is dedicated to the elimination of "isms" and "phobias," as left-wing ideologues see fit; and the propagation of "safe spaces" of an ever-growing list of special interest minority groups. A lot of money - not the money of the public universities, but our money, since taxpayers subsidize public institutions of higher learning - could be saved by the elimination of such frivolous positions. It would also reduce some of the indoctrination on "highly subjective ideology" that is currently overwhelming the minds of our young people.

Scott Jeffreys

Statesville          

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