It’s clear the state of Alabama doesn’t value education as highly as it does winning football games. That’s the biggest conclusion you can draw from the decision of Alabama’s flagship state university to, wait for it, shut down classes from Jan. 6-8 for the BCS Title Game. If you’ve ever wondered why the state of Alabama ranks 44th in percentage of college graduates at 20.6 percent, it’s decisions like this one.
The news of canceled classes arrived via an email sent to students. In making the decision, the university cited the number of students who must be in Pasadena for the game and the number of faculty and students who will be attending the title game, played on a Thursday night.