Every State Needs A Hillsdale


A winter scene on campus.

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Hillsdale College is special. Founded in 1844, Hillsdale College is an independent, coeducational, residential, liberal arts college with a student body of about 1,400 that is located in the state of Michigan. The thing that makes Hillsdale really special, however, is the fact that they do not take federal dollars. As a matter of fact, they do not take state tax money either. Larry Arnn is the twelfth president of Hillsdale College.

For a school to have true academic freedom, that school needs to refuse all tax dollars. Think about how America would benefit from having an educational system free of mandates and red tape brought about by federal regulations. The success of Hillsdale proves that this is possible. There are other schools as well that do not take tax money.

Pennsylvania has a college that doesn’t accept federal money. Groves City College is an example of what can be done without federal dollars:

Since its founding in 1876, Grove City College, committed to Christian principles, has sought to provide liberal and professional education of the highest caliber.

Long recognized for its academic quality, Grove City College insists that all its graduates possess, in addition to specialized knowledge in major or professional fields, a high level of cultural literacy and communication skills.

Patrick Henry College in VA is another college that values freedom and doesn’t take from Uncle Sam.

Patrick Henry College focuses on both academic excellence and spiritual growth,  emphasizing both the life of the mind and the life of the Christian faith.

I feel sure there are others, but these three were what I found searching for about an hour. They weren’t easy to find using Google.

A distressing recent development is that with the Obama Administration attempting to take over all student loans, there is a question as to whether these schools will be able to maintain their independence. Citizens really need to stay involved, vote wisely, and support schools like Hillsdale.

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