Friday, May 10, 2013

Reagan and Berkeley

Excellent article in LAT on how Gov. Reagan ruined the previously outstanding U of Cal tuition free(!!!) higher ed system. Over-reacted to Free Speech Movement but also became the stern conservative father figure against emerging counter-culture.

Two early moments: calls in FBI to investigate students and faculty; ends free tuition, "We will not subsidize curiosity" (!). Cal has never been the same.

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