Daily Archives: August 8, 2011

Monday, 8/8/11, Public Square

His village needs him. Our nation does not.

As governor of Texas, Rick Perry has pursued a controversial agenda that would gut Texas’ vaunted public university system in favor of something that more closely resembles a business.  One reason that might explain his hostility toward the system: He didn’t do very well in it.

The future politician did not distinguish himself much in the classroom. While he later became a student leader, he had to get out of academic probation to do so. He rarely earned anything above a C in his courses — earning a C in U.S. History, a D in Shakespeare, and a D in the principles of economics. Perry got a C in gym.  Perry also did poorly on classes within his animal science major. In fall semester 1970, he received a D in veterinary anatomy, an F in a second course on organic chemistry and a C in animal breeding. He did get an A in world military systems and “Improv. of Learning” — his only two As while at A&M.  Take a look at his Texas A & M transcript.

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