Education: The Big, Big C

When the University of California regents set out last year to pick a replacement for retiring President Robert Gordon Sproul, they polled the nation's top educators for opinions, got a nearly unanimous consensus: "You already have Clark Kerr at Berkeley.'' This month, slight, balding Labor Economist Kerr, Berkeley's chancellor since 1952, took over the presidency. He found himself saddle-high on a job that is probably the biggest in U.S. education, and is destined to grow a lot bigger. Today California has eight campuses and 42,114 students (the country's second largest university: Minnesota, with...

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