Friday, May 25, 2007
They're trying again. Almost every European country periodically tries to drive a stake through the heart of its vampiric university system. We just saw another failed effort in Greece.
Nicholas Sarkozy is the most recent ghoul-slayer.
If he actually passes legislation, the streets of Paris will teem with the living dead.
From the International Herald Tribune:
'[T]he French system just produces dropouts. Forty-five percent of Sorbonne students do not complete their first year of university, and 55 percent do not finish their degrees. Without entrance standards, there is a "selection-by-failure" that squanders resources and professors' time on weak students who "have no real chance of success," [the system's president] said...
The phantom students will rise up from their coffins and take to the boulevards in defense of their movie tickets, and the government will be paralyzed.