VA Secretary Eric Shinseki has resigned. While it solves none of the fundamental problems within the VA, it can perhaps remove him as the object of attention and allow us to focus on the underlying, systemic failings that anyone who cared to look would have already known about.
Was there a moral or ethical breach by Helen Dragas or others on the UVA Board of Visitors? Not in my view.There is good evidence now, however, that Dragas, Kington, and other wealthy donors were seduced by their own groupthink.
Unless we use technology to reinvent our current systems of education, we all will suffer as more and more people are left behind the learning curve, and left behind the mainstream of world economic development.