Huck Finn Is Everywhere

Huck Finn Is Everywhere 
 <I>Why America Must Save Its Public Universities 1

Tim Foley for the chronicle

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 <I>Why America Must Save Its Public Universities 1

Tim Foley for the chronicle

Last spring, while I was checking in at my doctor's office, I struck up a conversation with the receptionist, who shared that he was an engineering student at a nearby California State technical college. The institution had already announced that all summer courses were canceled, and he had just found out that, very likely, none of the classes he needed to complete his degree would be offered in the fall.

"Budget issues," he was curtly informed by way of explanation. "I'm a history