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… then why have so many government schools worked so hard to try to remove the visible signs of their “publicness?” For example, the largest public college system in the country is the SUNY system. SUNY stands for what exactly? Let me help. It stands for the STATE University of New York. This is not to be confused with the private, New York University.

SUNYEach of the schools in the STATE system used to be appropriately designated by titles such as SUNY at Cortland, SUNY at New Paltz, SUNY at Binghamton, SUNY Albany, SUNY Stonybrook, SUNY Buffalo and so forth. Then some time ago, the 4 “flagship” universities in the SUNY system, the “crown jewels so to speak” decided it was in their best interests to drop the outward association with being part of the state system. They are now referred to as, “The University of Buffalo, The University at Albany, Binghamton University and Stony Brook University.” In other words, they have all dropped their association with “state.”

If state education is so valuable, so important, something that is to be admired and desired, then why drop the title? If it is as wonderful as you say it is, wouldn’t the term “State University” confer an advantage on these schools over its non-state rivals? It would seem, but apparently it is not so. It must not be such a wonderful thing – because private organizations do everything they can to make themselves look different than the DMV, the Post Office, the state legislatures, and so on. If you believe in government schooling, then let’s call your havens of plunder and theft what they really are … GOVERNMENT schools.

How would admissions go for the newly named, Binghamton Government University, the Government University of Buffalo, Cortland Government College, and so on?

One Response to “If Government Schooling is So Wonderful …”

  1. Harry says:

    ha,ha. How about the Schumer College of Government-Run Medicine and Everything Else? Or the University of Buffalo Everyone?

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