There's an ongoing war between the people (mostly, but not exclusively, on the left) who think that education should just teach skills and the people (mostly, but not exclusively, on the right) who think that it's important that it should teach bodies of fact like history and physics as well. My sympathies are roughly 50/50: … Continue reading Skills vs facts
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What would happen if we stopped universities from awarding degrees - arranged things so that you could still go to university, you'd get the teaching and everything else, but there would be no exams and no automatic way to signal at the end that you'd done anything other than turned up? Obviously, assume a few rounds … Continue reading Should we ban degrees?