If you thought I couldn’t betray you any worse than when I called for the end of your essay-grading crowns of thorns, you misunderestimated my level of “anti-intellectual” evildoing. At any rate, I am aware it will ruffle more than few feathers to admit that I am in favor–with reservations, about which I go into SCATHING detail–of Pres. Barack Obama’s idea to rate colleges.
Yes, the plan has major flaws, and no, the Dept. of Education should not have compared colleges to kitchen appliances–but the idea that an industry can take upwards of $150 BILLION HUMAN EARTH DOLLARS in high-risk loans from the government, and not be subject to some serious oversight, is absurd. At any rate, my argument is–gasp–nuanced and I call out many of the President’s plan’s flaws with no mercy, but in the end, as I wrote, I believe it will do more good than harm. Bring on the hammer!