I wish I had taken time to get more formal education when I was younger. Undoubtedly some people who know me wish I had done so as well.
But there is one thing education cannot do; it cannot make someone a good person. A trial going on this week affirms that truth.
You have heard about the woman who finished in the top 5 percent of her class yet shot her boyfriend multiple times and then said to police, “I gave (my boyfriend) the nose job he always wanted” followed by peals of laughter.
I wonder why the news keeps reporting she was an honor student, as if being an honor student somehow makes one honorable. We know that is not true.
I knew a girl many years ago whose father was doing time in prison. His actions left his family practically destitute, according to mutual friends.
He was a professional man with a doctor of laws degree so I am sure he was not only intelligent but in all likelihood had been an honor student.