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2009/9/25-10/8 [Politics/Domestic/President/Reagan] UID:53402 Activity:nil
9/25    Reagan's Legacy on the UC:
        http://www.newfoundations.com/Clabaugh/CuttingEdge/Reagan.html
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RETURN edited 1/24/09 At this writing former President Reagan has just been interned with much pomp, plus hours of nationally televised praise. Some enthusiasts even proposed having the former President's countenance carved into Mt Rushmore. History will decide whether or not Mr Reagan ranks as a great, or even good, president. But the indecorous rush to laud his accomplishments featured a conspicuous omission. No one said anything about Mr Reagan's educational legacy. Let's begin with a look at his record as governor of California. While running for the governorship, Mr Reagan shrewdly made the most of disorder on University of California campuses. For instance, he demanded a legislative investigation of alleged Communism and sexual misconduct at the University of California at Berkeley. " And he certainly did not let up on the criticisms of campus protestors that had aided his election. Mr Reagan's denunciations of student protesters were both frequent and particularly venomous. He called protesting students "brats," "freaks," and "cowardly fascists." And when it came to "restoring order" on unruly campuses he observed, "If it takes a bloodbath, let's get it over with. Several days later four Kent State students were shot to death. In the aftermath of this tragedy Mr Reagan declared his remark was only a "figure of speech." He added that anyone who was upset by it was "neurotic." One wonders if this reveals him as a demagogue or merely unfeeling. Governor Reagan not only slashed spending on higher education. Throughout his tenure as governor Mr Reagan consistently and effectively opposed additional funding for basic education. This led to painful increases in local taxes and the deterioration of California's public schools. Los Angeles voters got so fed up picking up the slack that on five separate occasions they refused to support any further increases in local school taxes. 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