Speaking of Regents
I'm going to try and get an interview set up with Nate Waugh, candidate for Regent, in the near future. I think one of the questions I'll ask is how he feels about this:
The presidents of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and the University of Nevada, Reno signed a letter this week encouraging a compromise calling for entering university students to have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher by fall 2008, a year later than the current proposal would require.3.0 GPA? You mean you want our kids to be smart when they get into college? What a concept.
I think the sooner they enact these standards, the better. Why should we admit kids into a college if they aren't willing to put in the effort to get there? If any of my tax dollars are going toward funding these schools of "higher learning", they shouldn't be wasted on someone who is not going to put full effort into achieving a degree.
Minority leaders, worried the proposal would decrease the number of students of color on campus, have asked regents not to implement the standards.Of course. What was I thinking?
If anyone puts any weight in this statement, they are an idiot. Black people, Hispanic people, and any other 'student of color' has the ability to make a 3.0 GPA. Don't let these self-defeatists tell you otherwise. They want to keep you from achieving your full potential by saying that it's 'okay' to be mediocre.
These standards will be good for the schools and good for the students. This will ensure that everyone who attends UNLV or UNR is someone who wants to be there.