Because he’s a Republican. “Student-activists crashed a meeting of the Michigan State University Board of Trustees this morning,” Robby Soave reports on the Reason magazine website. “They were there to protest the decision to hire John Engler as the university’s interim president.”
We’ve actually had our differences with Engler, who actively supports school choice. Nevertheless, he’s obviously, with all his establishment street cred, too conservative for most colleges. Imagine if they’d picked Michelle Bachmann.