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UC 101: Educating Our New President – Lesson #1

UC 101: Educating Our New President

Lesson #1 – The Primacy of Public Education –  July 29, 2013

 by Charles Schwartz, Professor Emeritus, UC Berkeley

Posted at http://UniversityProbe.org  [Introduction, July 22]

The President of the University of California should be a leading advocate for all of Public Education throughout the nation. This means working with others to avoid and reverse the disease of privatization that is so severely damaging democracy’s most vital institutions.
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UC 101: Educating Our New President – Intro

UC 101: Educating Our New President

 Introduction, July 22, 2013

 by Charles Schwartz, Professor Emeritus, UC Berkeley

Janet Napolitano has just been appointed by the Regents of the University of California to be the next President of this great university.  It has been noted that she has impressive abilities and experience in several areas of the public sphere, but not in higher education.  One may expect that she will start out on a “listening tour” of the campuses, to better acquaint herself with the existing structure, personnel and culture of this institution.  That is a familiar “top-down” approach to gaining legitimacy upon assuming leadership from outside.

What I propose here is an experiment in “bottom-up” education.
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