Print Column: Burgum Can’t Paint Over the Mold Problem in Higher Education

MINOT, N.D. — I am dubious of a proposal to change the governance structure of the North Dakota University System.

The idea comes from a task force Gov. Doug Burgum created to consider the issue, and it would replace our current eight-voting-member State Board of Higher Education with three boards consisting of nearly 40 members.

Burgum campaigned for office promising to “reinvent government.”

I’m not sure bloating bureaucracy is as innovative as he seems to think it is.

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Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and the host of the Rob (Re)Port on Fargo-based WDAY AM970 from noon-2pm weekdays.

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