Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Did You Know?

That this is "Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week?"

I didn't know it, either.

The Ministry of Enforcement of Public Education Policy Conformity United States Department of Education is spending lots of taxpayer money in order to celebrate the occasion:
Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Stephanie Monroe will join 1,000 higher education leaders and policymakers on September 8 in Washington, D.C., during the 2008 national conference celebrating the nation's Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

This year's theme, "HBCUs: Established to Meet a Need, Evolving With the Times, Essential for Today and Tomorrow," recognizes the 105 HBCUs in the U.S. for their valuable academic, cultural, and economic contributions to American society.

The conference includes a host of panels and seminars discussing the critical issues, challenges, and opportunities facing HBCUs, such as workforce readiness; economic impact on HBCUs; health care disparities; HBCU graduate programs, environmental trends—greening the campus and curriculum, and campus radio and television at HBCUs.
Go over there and see your tax dollars at work. And don't forget to take your agenda.