The Huffington Post — Andy Kroll, a staff writer for Mother Jones magazine, wrote in an opinion column that California’s public higher education system, once the “crown jewel of American education,” is “dying a slow death,” and the state’s residents, ultimately, are to blame.
Kroll wrote: “As Jeff Bleich, a former Cal State trustee and former counsel to President Obama, put it in 2009, California higher education ‘is being starved to death by a public that thinks any government service — even public education — is not worth paying for. And by political leaders who do not lead but instead give in to our worst, shortsighted instincts.’”
The article was published Oct. 2, 2012.
Read the complete article at “Back to $chool: College is the past, prison is the future.”