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Biden Just Imposed the Largest Fine Ever on a Christian College

December 11, 2023

In its latest assault on institutions that fail to adhere to its ideological bent, the Biden administration just imposed the largest fine in the history of the U.S. Department of Education on Grand Canyon University (GCU) — a school whose motto is “private, Christian, and affordable.” And incredibly, the penalty is 10 times bigger than that levied against schools who covered up some of the worst sex offenders in U.S. history.

By any metric, Phoenix-based GCU is a success story. It has exploded from a tiny school with less than 1,000 students and few course offerings to one of the largest private schools in the country, offering degrees in every conceivable discipline — all without raising tuition on students in over 15 years.

One would think that such success would earn the praises of the Department of Education, an agency purportedly dedicated to ensuring high quality education for America’s students. Instead, GCU earned itself a target on its own back, courtesy of higher education regulators.

Read the rest of the op-ed at Fox News.

Matt Beienburg is the Director of Education Policy at the Goldwater Institute and Director of the Institute’s Van Sittert Center for Constitutional Advocacy.  

Jon Riches is the director of national litigation at the Goldwater Institute.



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