California taxes fund college protest classes of dubious value

Residents of the pro-Palestinian encampment at UCLA, seen above May 1, erected barriers to keep out anyone who disagreed with their cause, says columnist Thomas Elias.

It’s a question at the heart of the cancellations of commencements, protest camps and building takeovers that have been major features of college life in California and America this spring: Should taxpayers fund college classes out of agitation and protest, which are currently offered on many campuses?