Nine bite-size Lemmon Drops to nibble on while waiting for the next surprise on our winter roller coaster:
The program will allow up to 400 students attending Toledo Public Schools to obtain an associate's degree from the University of Toledo while they are still in high school.
A nagging question: What's the hurry?
If the program is about saving parents money, fine. (Students would not be required to pay college tuition, which at UT is $7,067 a year.)
If it's about helping TPS recruit and retain students, that's fine too.
But if it's about merely accelerating the educational process, allowing students to graduate from college when they're 19 or 20, I fail to see the long-term benefits. There's more to the college experience than a classroom education.
If I'm teaching Economics 101 this semester, ground transportation at the airport would make for a good case study in supply and demand.
Oh, wait. When I criticized Mr. Bush in October for a 5.6-percent decline in my 401(k), Bush apologists said he didn't deserve the blame. So that means he doesn't deserve credit for the fourth-quarter spike, right?
Apparently, the customer isn't always right at Wegmans. Which, considering that we've turned into a nation of complainers, is kind of refreshing.
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