California's public higher education system is dying a slow death. The promise of a cheap, quality education is slipping away. And don't think the slow rot of public education is unique to California: that state's woes are the nation's.
if any other Republican presidential candidate were to have stopped by the UC Davis quad to give a campaign speech last week, there's little doubt in my mind that it would have been overshadowed by some form of protest.
UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi has stated that she tried to meet with students who were pepper-sprayed but was rebuffed. This came as a surprise to Jerika Heinze, who says she has been contacting the Chancellor's office nearly every day asking for a meeting.
Higher education is in trouble right now --- and it's not just because of the scandal at Penn State. The real trouble that higher education is in goes to the soul of our existence as institutions supposedly dedicated to the free search for truth.