A) He rarely ever attended class.
Are there really colleges that track attendance? Other than through inference; i.e., bad grades likely equals bad attendance, how would one determine this?
From the Obamafile:
Could a pep talk from the first African-American President “do some good” for minority students as the WSJ editors argue? Back in September of last year Steve Gilbert of Sweetness and Light pondered over our first African-American presidents prior academic performance:
“By his own admission, Obama spent his final two years in high school skipping classes, playing basketball, doing cocaine and getting drunk.”
After high school, Gilbert notes the following about Obama:
“Similarly, his admission to Harvard Law School is highly questionable. Where are his LSAT scores? And how does one graduate from Columbia without honors and yet get accepted at Harvard Law? Lastly, his ascendency to the Presidency of the Harvard Law school would appear to have also been a case of blatant affirmative action, since the student Obama had only written one legal paper — and that was quite short and remarkably undistinguished. So where are his grade transcripts?”
Many of us had to work hard, set educational goals, and take responsibility for our learning because our gender and skin color actively worked against us on college admissions panels. There were others however who could get drunk, do cocaine, skip class and still make it to the Ivy League. Why?
RE: Are there really colleges that track attendance?
YES. I know of two.
My daughter attends Grove City College in PA and you better not be absent more than 10% of the time from classes or you’re dropped.
My nephew attends Hillsdale College in Michigan and the policy is the same.