As a former college instructor, I just don’t buy it. If they are to be paid employees, drop the pretense of them being students. And then there is no reason for them to be provided with room and board.
We should be taking steps to reduce oil drilling, with a carbon-fee-and-dividend plan and eliminating subsidies to the oil, natural gas and coal industries.
To start, the city’s next police superintendent must be committed to reform. A half-hearted effort will never build trust between cops and the community, and that’s bad news when it comes to curbing crime.