June 22, 2012
POLITICS AND PROFIT: Campus Money Heads Left: “Just this week, the Chronicle of Higher Education issued the current figures on contributions. It’s entitled ‘Academics Still Shell Out for Obama, but Times Have Changed’, and it tallies higher education donations at 81 percent for Obama. Harvard stands at 87 percent for Democrats, Berkeley at 91 percent. The ‘Change’ the reporters cite comes from the rise of for-profit institutions, which leaned heavily toward Romney, Full Sail University donating 93 percent to the Republican candidates. Chalk that up as another reason to consider for-profit institutions a disruptive force in higher education.”
I suppose this also explains the Obama Administration’s hostility to for-profits.