Education: Massachusetts Morass

When college presidents parade their woes, it is time to mention Jean Paul Mather*of the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. The maximum salary he can offer a full professor is $8,684; the minimum offered the same man at the neighboring University of Connecticut is $8,100. This summer Massachusetts doubled tuition to $200, planned to use the money to attract sorely needed new teachers. But things do not work that way in the commonwealth of Massachusetts. Last week the state senate voted down Mather's house-approved pay-raise plan. And after five years of thoughtless state...