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SC State: Zero Accountability, Zero Transparency

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SCHOOL SHUTS OUT PRESS AS FINANCIAL STRUGGLES CONTINUE … 

|| By FITSNEWS ||  We get that S.C. State University (SCSU) is embarrassed … and it should be.  The school is – as we’ve repeatedly pointed out – the poster institution for rampant corruption, shady boondoggles, overblown bureaucracy and questionable expenses.

Now all that mismanagement has created a massive cash crunch … one the school has responded to by accusing its critics of being racist.

Oh, and trying to keep its problems hidden from the public view.

The latest example of the school’s lack of transparency?  According to The (Orangeburg, S.C.) Times and Democrat,  SCSU officials have scheduled a private meeting with Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) that will address whether the institution remains on probation.

“This is not a public meeting,” school officials told the paper.

Really? 

The school also stated that “no schedule of the on-site evaluation will be provided to media and media interviews (with the SACS) team will not be granted.”

Wow …

The meeting was later cancelled, but still … how about that for “transparent government?”

In other news, SCSU continues struggling to get its fiscal house in order … and South Carolina taxpayers continue to suffer as a result.

Earlier this week, the S.C. Budget and Control Board – which approved an unconstitutional taxpayer bailout for the school last year – told SCSU leaders it would extend to them “the discretion to provide (the state) with a payment plan” on one of its multi-million dollar loans.

What? 

Must be nice, huh?

SCSU and the entire South Carolina system of “higher education” – which happens to be one of the most bloated, duplicative and disproportionately costly networks of taxpayer-funded colleges and universities in the entire country – must be shut down.  Each of the state’s thirty-three government-subsidized institutions of “higher learning” should immediately be set free to pursue their destinies in the private sector.

Higher education is simply not a core function of government, people … especially not the way it’s done in the Palmetto State.

And certainly not the way it’s done at S.C. State …

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