American schools are actually pretty cheap if you go somewhere in-state. Unfortunately, most of the kids shudder at the thought of actually doing a minute or two of real work. They usually just try to memorize things and then beg for a generous curve.
^ Actually, I disagree. Skimming over the status doesn’t make one a moron. Admitting publicly that one didn’t catch the joke when no one would have known otherwise does. Sorry, Dardar, that was your mistake. It was funny, though.