Good Dog!

February 13, 2012

A basset hound in Texas earned a high school diploma from one of the state's legal diploma mills after answering a few simple questions like “a triangle has how many sides?” online. She had a little help from her friends, a group of journalists who set out to expose the abuses of these diploma mills. According to Time Magazine, the mills became legal when state legislators tried to level the playing field for home schooled students: "The law was supposed to help ensure that home-schooled kids wouldn’t be at a disadvantage when applying to colleges." Needless to say, those who pushed for the bill are hopping mad about the result.

Things turned out better for the dog, however. "You have truly reached a new milestone in your educational career," reads an official note to Molly the Basset Hound. "Sit back and enjoy your new life of being a high school graduate from Lincoln Academy."