Texas Governor Treats Colleges Like Businesses

Regents promote his agenda, to faculty members' chagrin

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Rick Perry, Republican governor of Texas, is seeking re-election.
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Nearly 40 years after a young "yell leader" named Rick Perry fired up sports fans at Texas A&M University, his voice is reverberating across all of the state's public universities. Texas' longest-serving governor, who is favored to win a third...

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