Private Enterprise in Education


The private institutions of higher education in the United States and the business men who have traditionally supported them are more than a little concerned over the tendency of the State to assume progressively greater responsibilityi n the area which they have themselves until recently dominated. They are particularly alarmed at the recommendations of the President’s Commission on Higher Education that federal and state funds be made available to provide for a great increase of the number of students by 1960. They are worried, too, that if our private institutions accept public funds the State will impose controls upon them which will jeopardize the proud and hard-won and necessary freedom of inquiry that private institutions are alleged to enjoy to a greater degree than public ones.


American Journal of Economics and Sociology 8.4 (Jul 1949): 336