SEPARATE, UNEQUAL, SUPERFLUOUS?
Some years ago, we noted the troubles of Norfolk State University. "Norfolk State's enrollment has been falling, this despite the echo baby-boom and the universal college bubble. Careful readers will note that it is also despite heavy doses of access-assessment-remediation-retention." And algebra is a civil right. But Norfolk State's administrators feared that a transit stop too close to campus would facilitate the postmodern equivalent of Viking raids. Now they're losing enrollment and cutting or not filling positions. Here's George Leef. "Norfolk State is an HBCU not known for solid academic standards." One of the objectives of the Civil Rights Movement was to get the flagship campuses integrated. One of the side effects of affirmative action was a movement of the star professors into the flagships and the Ivies. In such a world, what is the value of separate and unequal?