Friday, May 10, 2013

Fiat Nox

"When Clark Kerr was installed as UC's president, he cited the 'immeasurable benefits' the university had derived from the 'long vision and the understanding of the legislators and officers of our state.' As that 'enlightened and friendly environment' has eroded in the decades since, so has the education of successive generations—and the prospects for California's future."

Seth Rosenfeld in the Los Angeles Times identifies Ronald Reagan's governorship as the beginning of the University of California's decline.

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