Before you make up your mind about the quality of this column, or how well Voice of San Diego performs as a news outlet, consider this: I got an A-minus in Religions of Asia during my junior year at USC. Really puts things into perspective, right?
I dug out my college transcripts Monday after similar documents from Kevin Faulconer and David Alvarez surfaced in the race for mayor.
To the extent that college transcripts predict the future, mine are pretty straightforward: I graduated cum laude from journalism school, and I have a career in journalism. (Then there’s VOSD CEO Scott Lewis, who I asked to join me in sharing his transcripts. He couldn’t produce them right away. You be the judge of what that means for his supposed commitment to transparency.)
The college transcripts issue reared its head during the 2012 presidential race, even as scholars warned that past presidents’ academic records were a poor indicator of performance (Franklin Roosevelt wasn’t that outstanding academically; Harry Truman never even went to college; Richard Nixon got excellent grades – see, this is what I have to show for all those history classes).