War on Terror: Coming to Your College Campus

Doyle, Valerie
February 2006
YES! Magazine;Winter2006, Issue 36, p7
The article reports that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is providing colleges and universities in the United States funding for the inclusion of anti-terrorism programs in their curricula. About 64 million dollars of the department's total budget of four billion dollars has been set aside in 2005 for college and university anti-terrorism programs, major research centers, and scholarships and fellowships. American Association of Community Colleges figures indicate that 80 percent of community colleges in the country have tapped into DHS funds by offering coursework related to homeland security. Some educators have expressed concern, however, that DHS-specific coursework will displace traditional programs and will narrow the scope of graduates' expertise to fighting terrorism.


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