Would Privatization Help Public Universities Excel? - US News and World Report: "In a trend that parallels the 'charter school' movement among public elementary schools, a number of colleges are seeking to semiprivatize.
These schools say they are tired of getting less money from state legislators. They want to seek additional revenues by setting, and keeping, their own tuition. They also want the freedom to enter into business arrangements without obeying many state rules."
Isn't it ironic that the academy was and is so overwhelmingly supportive of President Obama, but still there are these initiatives going on to make universities, even public ones, operate more like private business corporations.