In a New York Times op-ed article this week, the author discussed the future of American universities during the Trump administration. He talked about how these schools have a mixed history of being both biased and partisan. In the 1930s, Universities around the country were hesitant to accept any refugees after Hitler came to power. Today, with so many changes happening in the country’s politics and organizations, it’s unclear how our centers for higher education might be affected. The author argues that presidents of universities around the country must stand strong and hold to their values of tolerance and freedom. He said educational leaders must not be afraid to make their voices heard.
BYU is a pretty protected school, but there are many universities that are heavily tied to government organizations that are changing. Is this really going to change higher learning in America?
Full opinion piece here.