City College in San Francisco is struggling, as are many schools in this challenging economic climate. There is the possibility that 800 classes (ranging from staples like Biology or Photography to more esoteric fare like Advanced King Fu and, my new favorite class, Psychology of Shyness and Self-Esteem) will be cancelled.
How does one start to address this issue? Well, if you pay $6,000 they will save the class and name it after you. Imagine the possibilities here. Instant Academic credibility, for only $6,000. How impressive would having a class named after you be? And, even better you get to pick the class. The list of available classes is here.
I propose we take up a collection, and sponsor a class. Perhaps Advanced Kung Fu, or something in Comparative religion? Maybe Motorcycle Engine Overhaul? I love the idea of Popehat Presents Water Aerobics…
In all seriousness, these cuts really are tragic, and they aim at those who need the help the most. Our community college system is one of the few opportunities for those who fall between the cracks, either financially or academically, to get a degree or transfer to a better school. In many ways, it is the lynch pin of our public education system. These cuts will have some pretty ugly ripples a few years from now.
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