Tuesday, July 10, 2007
L'Etat, c'est project manager.|
On July 4, the Washington Post ran a short article on the non-independence of the French university system, which the country's new leader wants to change. All new leaders of France try to change it. And fail.
Sarkozy's reform will allow universities to pick their own teachers, decide their salaries and manage their own buildings, helping them retain good staff and ensure their facilities work.
An example is offered:
The ugly concrete campus of Paris 6 university is dominated by a tower that has been a building site for eleven years as asbestos is removed. Nobody seems to be able to pinpoint when the work will finish.