Monday, May 5, 2014

While we're all making modest proposals...

Sacramento Bee columnist Dan Walters has a modest proposal for California's public higher education.  After the usual blah blah blah about the Master Plan for Higher Ed being old and outdated, we find this solution at the end of the column:

It’s high time, 53 years after the plan’s adoption, that it be seriously revisited. The reconsideration should include weighing the merger of three systems into one, as many other states have done.

Full column at 

Of course, the print newspaper model - where each city had its own newspaper - seems to be old and outdated, too, with the Internet blah blah blah.  Clearly, that model also needs to be revisited.  So how about merging all of the newspapers in California into one mega-paper?  After all, many of the stories that appear in each paper cover the same news item.  There's no point in having all that duplication.

Of course, some would say that both of the above proposals are not too swift.

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