President Mark Yudof
University of California
I have just seen your response to the Sacramento Bee's editorial about administrative bloat at UC; and I want to invite you to join me in a public debate on this important topic.
You may have noticed that the Bee editorial mentioned my name and said I had been studying this question and making complaints to University leaders for some time. That is true. I find your latest piece to be ill informed or deliberately misleading. I cannot say which. And so I think the best way to clarify this important issue - for the benefit of everyone in the University and for all concerned citizens - is for us to engage in an open scholarly debate.
Please suggest a time; and I am sure we can find hospitable accommodations for the event on this campus.
March 2, 2010