The argument that academic credentials don't matter is heard often from administrators and professors who defend unaccredited degrees.
Oh. Let's see. I think the Woodrow Wilson Foundation spent about $80,000 to fund my five years at the University of Chicago. Just think how much money they could have saved if I had gone this route:
Mr. del Corral, the Tulane instructor, had completed much of his doctoral work at Louisiana State University but wanted to avoid the hassle of facing a dissertation committee. So he called Lacrosse University, which was based in Louisiana until 2002, when state authorities declined to renew its license. (It is now based in Mississippi.) Lacrosse charges $2,200 for a Ph.D. An admissions counselor told a caller that he could receive a bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees, all in less than a year.
Golly, those dissertation committees really are a hassle, aren't they? I mean, you've got to, like, read and write and--gag me with a spoon!--think. Seriously uncool. Would Mr. del Corral have a problem with students who bought their homework from someone else? After all, who wants to have the "hassle" of "facing" the instructor's grading standards?
*shuts down Valley Girl mode, stomps off in disgust*