Class warfare

Dear Editor:In the past elections, the country voted overwhelmingly to punish successful people by raising their income taxes, or so it is claimed. I did not vote that way. Nonetheless, I can understand the envy and jealousy that less gifted people have of the successful ones, which was very well cultivated by the winning party. Class warfare is the favorite tool of successful socialists like presidents Chavez in Venezuela, Correa in Ecuador and Morales in Bolivia. It works as it has been proved in the U.S. in the last election. However, I don't think that class warfare has accomplished everything they could. I propose that the same warfare be introduced in our educational system. High school students having a 3.0 or higher unweighted GPA should not be allowed to enroll in the University of California or in the California State University system. This would give the middle class students, those with 2.0 to 2.99 unweighted GPA more opportunities to enroll in public colleges in California, which they certainly deserve. The elite students then should attend private college; their parents could probably afford them, or migrate to other states that would welcome talented students with scholarships. After all, who needs talented people when we are all mediocre. Jorge Montero Downey

********** Published: January 3, 2013 - Volume 11 - Issue 38