Education: Open Season

Piracy roams the academic high seas. Last week two prominent Southern educators spoke out about it—though unofficially, because they didn't want to admit out loud that their own faculties were being pillaged.

Said one: "Everybody is raiding everybody else. We just don't have the kind of money that Northern colleges can throw around—some Harvard professors make more money than our governor. Northern schools bid up the rank, too, offering associate professorships to instructors. It takes 25 years to build a university faculty—and only two to destroy it."

Said the-other: "Before the war, when another university...

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