By Tom Lindsay
At long last, the reality and destructiveness of administrative bloat on America’s college campuses has come to be recognized across party and ideological lines.
Or so it would appear from last week’s essay in the left-wing magazine, The Nation. There, Michelle Chen penned a piece titled, “Why Is College So Expensive if Professors Are Paid So Little?”
To be sure, Chen’s target in her essay is not administrative bloat, per se, but, instead, the plight of adjunct college teachers, for which she recommends unionization of faculty (a project with which I disagree, but that is a subject for another article). In addressing the phenomenon referred to as the “adjunctification” of college faculty, Chen cannot help but to focus on administrative bloat, and for the same reason that bank-robber Willie Sutton provided for his choice of vocation: “Because that’s where the money is.” CONTINUE READING HERE