Just like most high school diplomas, this opinion piece isn’t worth the paper it’s printed on.

July 25th, 2006

In today’s USA TODAY, cialis sales patient Monty Neill argues that we should just let unqualified students graduate from high school and get their diploma.

He says:

But denying borderline students the benefit of a diploma hurts both these young people and our country. A teenager with a weak education and a diploma can still get a job and become a contributing member of society.

The reason they can get a job, cialis buy you dumbass, is that a diploma is supposed to mean that the recipient has achieved an acceptable level of knowledge and ability.

What Neill is calling for is basically committing fraud against employers.

To me this is the equivalent of arguing that:

Driving is good.

You can’t drive without a license.

It’s hard to get a license if you’re not a good driver.

But since driving is good, we should just give licenses to people whether they can drive or not.

Of course, the above scenario would lead to the same situation as just giving away undeserved diplomas so that people could get a job …lots of people crashing and burning.

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Nick  |  July 25th, 2006 at 3:09 pm

    Why have the formality of high school at all? Why not just issue kids their diploma along with their birth certificate and social security card?

  • 2. tee bee  |  July 25th, 2006 at 5:15 pm

    A teenager with a weak education and a diploma

    That’s pretty much a majority of public school student swho graduated… Did this guy expect anyone to support such a thoughtless proposal? He’s no Jonathan Swift.

  • 3. Disgruntled Car Salesman  |  July 26th, 2006 at 8:49 pm

    Does that mean since I went to college for two years, had passing greades the whole time, but didn’t complete my education that I am entitled to a degree? Great, I will be waiting for mine in the mail. Oh, while your at it, I really do deserve $1,000,000. I KNOW I would be a contributing member to society if I had it. Please cut me a check and mail it with my degree from UWM. Thanks.

  • 4. Disgruntled Car Salesman  |  July 26th, 2006 at 8:50 pm

    Yeah, I know. I misspelled grades. I still deserve my diploma.

  • 5. Administrator  |  July 27th, 2006 at 8:18 am

    At least you spelled “diploma” correctly!

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