“[Public-policy professor and former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich] faulted California’s business leaders — including titans in technology, venture capital and entertainment — for not forcefully articulating a defense of public education. And he challenged members of the campus community to take action. ‘Regardless of the quality of people you’ve got in government,’ he said, ‘nothing good happens’ unless those outside of government ‘are mobilized, organized and energized to push the people inside to do the right thing.'”

–Cathy Cockrell. “What’s the Future of Public Universities? Forum Seeks Way Forward.” UC Berkeley NewsCenter. Oct. 27, 2011. Web.

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