How the Federal Government Engorges Itself

April 7, 2015

By George Leef at National Review

Federal bureaucracies always seek to expand: more things to control, more apparatchiks to hire, more money to spend. That’s bad enough when the object of the bureaucracy is actually something the executive branch is supposed to do under the Constitution, but quite intolerable when the bureaucracy shouldn’t exist at all. In the latter group I would put the whole Department of Education and especially its Office for Civil Rights (OCR). There is no proper role for any branch of the federal government in higher education, but since the Carter administration, we have been stuck with a meddlesome and costly bunch of regulators in the Department of Education...