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RKP5637 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-06-11 12:37 PM
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Perry's A&M Transcript Revealed - not very impressive.
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"WASHINGTON -- 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.

As the Washington Post reported on Thursday, professors have been ranked according to how profitable they were to the university. Previous reports suggested Perry wanted to treat students as "customers" and tie teacher bonuses to anonymous student evaluations.

One reason that might explain his hostility toward the system: He didn't do very well in it. A source in Texas passed The Huffington Post Perry's transcripts from his years at Texas A&M University. 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, a 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.

"A&M wasn't exactly Harvard on the Brazos River," recalled a Perry classmate in an interview with The Huffington Post. "This was not the brightest guy around. We always kind of laughed. He was always kind of a joke.""
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  -Perry's A&M Transcript Revealed - not very impressive. RKP5637  Aug-06-11 12:37 PM   #0 
  - Compare Perry with China's leadership  FarCenter   Aug-06-11 12:42 PM   #1 
  - Hands up everybody who wants ANOTHER D student Texas Governator in the WH  Vincardog   Aug-06-11 12:44 PM   #2 
  - Perry is a loser and probably hated college.  Rex   Aug-06-11 12:50 PM   #3 
  - He's an Aggie ...... Anyone from U of Texas has tons of jokes about Aggies  Ichingcarpenter   Aug-06-11 12:56 PM   #4 
  - How do you keep 4 Aggies busy all day?  Rex   Aug-06-11 12:58 PM   #5 
  - Ice is no longer available in the drinks at the cafeterias at A&M.  Ichingcarpenter   Aug-06-11 01:05 PM   #6 
  - When I was at TAMU in the 80's, Aggies told a lot of jokes about Aggies  HereSince1628   Aug-06-11 01:06 PM   #7 
  - LOL  RKP5637   Aug-06-11 01:07 PM   #9 
  - junior bu$h* was a dim bulb and got eight years of presidency  spanone   Aug-06-11 01:07 PM   #8 
     - I have a hard time believing GWB graduated from college.  Rex   Aug-06-11 01:10 PM   #10 
     - The rich kids always do.  surrealAmerican   Aug-06-11 01:27 PM   #12 
     - US is going to be really thrown back on its ass in the 21st century, unable to  RKP5637   Aug-06-11 01:14 PM   #11 

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