The Ever-Increasing Inflation of the American College Diploma

Via a tweet from Ted Leo–who is a veritable fount of information–I found out that eight original members of Sha Na Na hold advanced degrees. Eight. Don’t believe me? Click here.

And in case you don’t know who Sha Na Na were, they were kinda like a greasy Polyphonic Spree, but they wore wifebeaters instead of choir robes and moussed their hair within an inch of its life and sang doo-wop. So I guess, not at all like the Polyphonic Spree except that both bands have five thousand members.

Regardless, would you want to go to a school that gave one of these guys a doctorate? (Bowser excepted, of course; I enjoy his essays in The Economist.)