Tuesday, January 01, 2002
Is my daughter smart or is it just grade inflation?
After graduating from Whittier College with two BA degrees, my daughter enrolled "full-time" at the local community college in order to defer her student loans (and stay on my health insurance). She spent minimum time and effort on her classes, and did virtually no homework, but still got straight A's this past semester. We all thought that was pretty amusing. I mean, she is awfully smart, and it's hard for her not to do her best, but still...
We Californians are paying a lot of taxes for community college "higher education" and seem to be getting no more value for our money than we do for K-12 public schools.