Higher Education for the Illiterate

Funny story written by Sal Manella

Wednesday, 23 May 2007

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College education will no longer be the exclusive domain of the literate

A recent study indicating that the vast majority of college graduates are able to read and write has prompted many people to demand equal access for persons lacking the skills of literacy.

In the interest of fairness, Harvard University will become the first institution of higher education in the world to offer college degrees to the illiterate.

An informal survey of students walking to and from classes in Harvard indicated overwhelming support for the program. Seattle sophomore Seth Sith said he thinks it will level the playing field. "The illiterate deserve a chance at higher education. For too long, higher education has been dominated by rich, privileged, Anglo-Saxon Protestant white men who read and write." Cincinnati Senior Salvador Suarez sees societal circumstances similarly. "Equality is what it is all about. I came from a home where books were everywhere. My mother and father are university professors. Just because somebody else comes from a bookless home and is illiterate is no reason to take away their right to an Ivy League education."

Sal Manella

The funny story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.

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