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Boston Globe Digs Up Romney HS Report Card

From the tireless investigative reporters at the Boston Globe:

One Of Mitt Romney’s report cards from Cranbrook School, in Bloomfield, Michigan, dated 1961

August 2, 2012

You can see close ups of these historic images, here.

Meanwhile, we have this report on this development from BuzzFeed:

Mitt Romney Could Have Got An E

By Andrew Kaczynski | Thursday Aug 2, 2012

Mitt Romney has been mocked for suggesting he could have got an “E” letter grade. But according to a copy of his freshman year report card he could in fact have gotten an “E” letter grade.

BuzzFeed’s headline and article is simply absurd. Romney did not get an E in any course we can see on this report card. He got two Bs, one B+ and one B- and one C.

And all of this was back in the days before grade inflation. (The report card form lists in its legend ‘E’ for failing. But Romney didn’t get an E.)

For the record, Mitt Romney received a B.A., with Highest Honors, from Brigham Young University in 1971. He was, in fact, his graduating class’s valedictorian with a 3.97 GPA. In 1975, he got his MBA degree from Harvard Business School, where he was named a Baker Scholar, which is the top academic honor at Harvard Business School. It is given to the top 5% of the graduating MBA class.

At the same time Romney received a Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from Harvard Law School. Romney got both degrees in four years. The MBA degree and JD degree program at Harvard normally require two and three years, respectively.

Now let’s see Obama’s academic records. The Boston Globe should have no trouble ferreting them out.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Friday, August 3rd, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

9 Responses to “Boston Globe Digs Up Romney HS Report Card”

  1. Petronius

    Yes, but Mitt didn’t earn those degrees, honors, and awards. Somebody else did that. Somewhere along the line somebody gave him some help. There were a bunch of great teachers somewhere in his life. He traveled to school every day over roads and bridges that somebody else built with investments made by somebody else. So remember that if Mitt got a good report card, somebody else made that happen.

    Otherwise he would have got an “E”.

  2. Right of the People

    Barry’s HS report card would have things on it like, I for Incomplete and P for present. The remarks by his teacher would be: Barry is stoned most of the time and when he does attend class he tends to sleep through it. Barry does excel at choming though and some day will make a fine server at McDonalds or Burger King.

    • Rusty Shackleford

      “Could participate more”
      “Contradicts himself often”
      “His actions often disagree with his stated position”
      “Unaware of other students when they are speaking”
      “Likes to claim credit for things he did not do”
      “Lies constantly”
      “Blames some mysterious person named ‘George Bush’ for his poor performance”
      “Demands that the school put in a golf course”
      “Sore loser”
      “Even sorer winner”
      “Cannot give oral report without reading verbatim from index cards”
      “Considers himself more intelligent than other students and talks down to the teacher”
      “Puts feet on furniture”
      “Other students avoid him”
      “Can’t seem to make friends”
      “Demands white students carry his books and do his homework for him”

    • Rusty Shackleford

      And in gym class:

      “Throws like a girl”

    • Petronius

      But don’t forget his high marks in Koran Studies, Introduction to Sharia, and Advanced Marxist Studies.

  3. Rusty Shackleford

    Boston Globe editor’s e-mail addy: baron@globe.com

    Send early, send often.

  4. JohnMG

    What morons! If that’s the best they can do toward trashing Romney’s intelligence, trying to impugn his work ethic when he was 14 years old, Obama should already be packed and ready to vacate the premesis. The people doing this kind of “reporting” haven’t aged beyond the adolescent stage of mental development.

    But if I were them, I’m not sure I’d want to pursue this line of ridicule, for it just begs for a representative example of ‘the Won’s’ grade reports at the same age level. And not one that has been photo-shopped last night, either.

    What childish behavior. Did they all graduate from the Harry Reid School of Journalism? Or is that Charm School? Or both?

  5. Reality Bytes

    A C in F’g French; hopefully an indication of Mitt’s regard to France.

  6. canary

    My son’s school changed their motto thing to simply Change Society.

    And Pre-K to K is E for excellent P for poor; at least at some point. No idea, but I won’t ever accept the scale change. And it’s crazy the way the change the grade point average.


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