Bob Herbert on UC Berkeley

Tomorrow’s New York Times has an op-ed by Bob Herbert on the funding crisis at U.C. Berkeley. He makes the important points about the uniqueness of Berkeley in giving top-quality education (and a good chance to move on to grad school) to students of very diverse backgrounds, serving working class and middle-class students like no other top university. He also makes the following, very important, point

[The changes caused by the budget crisis] would most likely hurt students from middle-class families more than poorer ones. Those kids are caught between the less well-off, who are helped by a variety of financial aid programs, and the wealthy students, whose families have no problem paying for a first-class college education.

2 thoughts on “Bob Herbert on UC Berkeley

  1. Hi Luca,

    Off-topic, but there was a discussion of the Erdos-Selberg issue some time ago in your blog: here is a recent article on it by Graham and Spencer, with a postscript by Pomerance.

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