Tuesday, June 20, 2006

College bait-and-switch in China

Chinese Students Riot Over Diploma Changes
College students in central China smashed offices and set fires in a riot sparked by administrative changes that made their diplomas less prestigious, students and school administrators said Monday...

Students said they entered Shengda, a private college, after recruiters promised they would get diplomas from the better-known Zhengzhou University, which Shengda is affiliated with.

However, while students graduating this year will receive Zhengzhou degrees, those graduating next year will only receive Shengda degrees, said students who e-mailed The Associated Press and posted comments on an online school bulletin board that was later shut down.


Imagine going to Texas A&M for four years and getting your diploma, only to find that it said “University of Texas” instead. It’s kind of like that.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Robert Bolling said...

"Imagine going to Texas A&M for four years and getting your diploma, only to find that it said “University of Texas” instead. It’s kind of like that."

Yeah, it would stink to spend 4+ years at A&M and then not get to use the diploma for handicapped parking.

10:10 AM  
Blogger Ray said...

Shouldn't you be building an ark, Houstonian?

11:35 AM  

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