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Saturday, August 27, 2005
No, You Can't Get Credit for Alchemy Classes Either
The University of California is the finest public educational institution in the world. Campuses of the UC system, including Berkeley, UCLA, and UCSD are consistently ranked in the top tier for the excellence of their instruction, research and graduates. They are also a relative bargain for California residents, a remainder of the times when we Californians invested in the future.
Naturally selection for the UC sysem is very competitive and the requirements are strict, GPA, SAT tests, etc. The UC system also specifies at least 15 yearlong classes in History, English, Mathematics, Language other than English, Visual and Performing Arts, College Prep course and Laboratory Science. That last one is a bit of a stickler for some "Christian Viewpoints" because UC really does mean Science, not sematic gamesmanship and lunacy, like Creationism or Intelligent Design. This is where some people's nose gets out of joint:
No one is saying that these schools don't have the right to teach their kids whatever they want. It's just that the University of California system requires those applying for admission to the school demonstrate that they have been taught some laboratory science. And graduates of these schools cannot demonstrate that this is the case, therefore they are not eligible for admittance to a school in the UC system. Bummer for them, but more opportunity for other people. Too bad their parents wasted all that money.
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