Four years of JC down the drain

by John Seiler | July 6, 2014 1:46 am

bluto collegeOne of the best lines in the 1978 comedy “Animal House” occurs when the Delta frat rats have been thrown off campus, and Bluto groans, “Seven years of college down the drain.”

I was reminded of that when reading this report[1] on how the median California community college student took 4.1 years to get through two years of college:

“We’re all talking about a college affordability crisis,” said Michele Siqueiros, executive director of the group that examined the graduation rates of the 2012-2013 graduates. “And time is part of that crisis.”

Of course, another part of that crisis is that a lot of those kids shouldn’t be in school at all. And a third part is that many classes are totally pointless. The fact is that, with free online services such as the Khan Academy[2], college now is worthless except as a place to have fun in the sun (at least in California) for four years or seven years, or maybe a dozen years if you throw in graduate and professional school.

Toga! Toga! Toga!

  1. this report:
  2. Khan Academy:

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