Jeff Winger, a nontraditional student at the fictional
In one of the show’s best exchanges, a professor at
As has happened often in the years since Community first debuted, the absurdity of “higher education” has proven Community to be prescient. Read this College Fix article about a UC San Diego professor who gave everyone As just for showing up! No kidding. There was no homework, and everyone got an A. If you haven’t heard, there are movements called “equity” and, in this case, “decolonization.” These things supposedly justify giving everyone a trophy or, in this case, an A. Things like effort and merit are not recognized.
But if you don’t want to read the article, just watch Community’s Professor Whitman. He liked to handout As, too—and long before the real-life UCSD professor did. Unreal. Absolutely unreal. You want an A? “No tests, no papers. Just live in the moment.”
Once again, fiction becomes reality.