Among the many millions of people who have gotten a raw deal this spring are college students who were suddenly told by their schools to pack up, head home and spend the rest of the semester learning online. For some of them, especially foreign students with no place to stay and no way to get home, it was a nightmare.
It’s been less than ideal, to be sure. But most college students have families and homes where they were able to go. They’re still receiving an education, the same course credits as always and, for seniors, a degree – albeit one minus the big stage-walking event. Most of them have the devices and internet access needed to “attend” classes and the intellectual maturity to complete their work.