Yes! Finally, we have a new target of blame for college drop-outs. According to FCC
Commissioner Deborah Taylor Tate
, online game addiction - namely World of Warcraft
- is "one of the top reasons for college drop-outs." And here I was thinking it had something to do with decreased funding for education
or lowered standards for college admission
. Silly me.
This statement by Tate was in addition to a similar statement by University of Minnesota Duluth officials that voiced the same concern in an interview with GamePolitics
. Needless to say, they're pretty fired up about this over at our sister site WoW Insider
with what is mounting up to 130+ comments on the post so far! Leave us your own comments below and let us know what you think about this.