Rather Than Ask for a Bailout, Higher Education, Heal Thyself

Hands are out — including those of higher education — for a piece of the bailout package about to be distributed by Congress and the White House, desperate to save us from a horrible recession caused in large measure by the policies and ethos of both the prospective donors and the hopeful recipients.

The financial-service and automobile industries are cases in point. The government gave the former a pile of cash with neither a plan nor a requirement about what to