“The Face of Higher Education is Not Jerry Falwell Jr.”

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It’s good to have Chris Gehrz, aka “The Pietist Schoolman,” back from Europe and blogging again.

In this post he explains why Jerry Falwell Jr. should not get anywhere near American higher education.

Here is a taste:

On Tuesday Jerry Falwell, Jr., the president of Liberty University, told the Chronicle of Higher Education that he’s been asked by the Trump administration to head up a task force recommending higher ed policy changes for the Department of Education. (In late November Falwell had told the Associated Press that he turned down the Secretary of Education position itself, preferring to stay at Liberty.) I can only imagine how satisfying a moment this must be for Falwell, who was the most vocal backer of the Trump candidacy in the world of evangelical higher education — and received plenty of criticism (even from students and a trustee at Liberty) for staking out that position. Already the leader of the country’s largest, wealthiest Christian university, Falwell is now in a position to pursue a deregulation of higher ed that will likely benefit his own school enormously.

Read the entire piece here.