San Bernardino

Long before it became an eponym for mass slaughter like Aurora or Sandy Hook, San Bernardino was a modestly prosperous, multi-ethnic, and forward-looking city, the anchor of Southern California’s “Inland Empire.” My family moved there in the early 1960s when my father, a recent teacher college graduate, was offered a job. At that time, California […]

Are Students Customers?

The capstone of the winter of our discontent as members of the UNC-Chapel Hill community has been the hiring of political hack Margaret Spellings, Secretary of Education under George W. Bush, as president of the UNC system. What had been among the best of the public universities in a nation full of great ones and, […]