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Educational Flashes Edit
A college-bred man, working for years on the staff of The Golden Age, used often to day that he could not see, for the life of him, of what possible benefit a college education is to anybody. Edison used to say that college men were educated until they had no brains left. This by way of introduction to the story that a California college boasts of having just given a degree to a great-grandmother eighty years of age. Her thesis was a 28,000-word essay on Lucretious as the Poet of Nature, which seems to be a matter of no possible value to anybody. Boys and girls who go to college believers in God usually come away infidels. The dean of the Brooklyn Law School advocates cutting the college course to three years, to which he would abolish all vacations. A person without knowledge of why he is in the world has no real education whatever. And there are many such.