Last week's Blogtown got some interesting responses. One of our readers pointed out that the courses were watered down to keep retention numbers up. The cynic in me would rephrase that to read: "to keep the money coming in."
Watering down classes makes perfect sense.
It got me to thinking that Tiffin University should have gone to EA Sports and come up with an XBOX game to get a degree.
Games like Madden's football game are geared to be easy enough that people don't get angry or frustrated. People who are angry and frustrated don't become repeat customers. Madden is easy enough that anyone over the age of 3 can look like Vince Lombardi.
Perhaps if EA sports came up with a game called Madden PhD, it would be wildly successful. Know that H2O means water? Pack your bags for Stockholm, baby! You just won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry!
I suppose the people who were taken in by Ivy Bridge shouldn't feel too bad. Students spend a heckuva lot more at a regular college to get a meaningless degree. THAT should be next week's topic.
It is the president's topic. He's got this radical idea: College should be worth what they charge for it. College should prepare graduates for life, including employment. College majors should include actual skills and practical knowledge. There should be cost controls. People should not pay thousands for nothing.
What a radical.
And how about an XBOX, or matchbook cover, MD?
You like the sound of doctor before your name?
Watch this video; read the assignment until your time is up; we'll send you a scalpel. Just make sure your check is good.
The Nobel Prize is presented in Oslo, but the Chemistry Prize is awarded in Stockholm. Maybe if EA Sports comes up with a game called Statecraft, you can end up in Oslo.
Hey, the on-line Masters in World Peacekeeing – only $999. On sale while supplies last.
The Last Word: Rest in Peace Elmore Leonard, the Dickens of crime, and maybe of our time. And Albert Murray, seminal writer on Jazz and the black experience in America.