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    Filed at 6:42 am under by dcobranchi

    Prof. Mike Adams wants to give credit for significant life events.

    As controversial as it may seem, my new life difficulty grading scale will help us to achieve a goal that should make all of us feel comfortable. That goal is nothing less than the destruction of the antiquated notion that people should work to overcome life’s difficulties with no advanced guarantee of the outcome they desire.

    Some will call my new system revolutionary. Others will call it an extension of affirmative action.

    3 Responses to “AND SPEAKING OF AA”

    Comment by
    December 30th, 2004
    at 10:59 am

    This is a brilliant essay. I can see why this guy is a former professor: his thoughtcrimes would surely be punished by Big Brother otherwise.

    Comment by
    December 31st, 2004
    at 6:53 am

    I’m sorry, but I kind of think it’s stupid. If this sort of thing were common, I’d have two or three phd’s by now :p I’m sorry, but I still subscribe to the thought process that you should earn every thing you get, and that is the only way you can ever be proud of the accomplishments. I would be offended at being given points that didn’t relate to work I had done in class. Outside events are character builders, the grade you get for that is not measured in A’s, B’s, or C’s.

    Comment by
    Eric Holcombe
    December 31st, 2004
    at 10:52 am

    He’s still teaching at UNC Wilmington. You should check out his archives at townhall.com for some interesting university policies he brings to light.