Reply to post: Just another example?

UC Berkeley told to cough up $5m in compensation to comp-sci, engineering students recruited to teach classes

Mike 137 Bronze badge

Just another example?

I doubt that Berkeley should be singled out. The entire education and training systems of most nations became perverse ages ago. The almighty buck has for a long time dominated decision-making by both the institutions and the students, which has got us into much the same position the old USSR got itself into, where policy took precedence over reality and truth (although that was officially driven by political dogma rather than roubles). Nobody really wants to learn - they only want the diploma; nobody really teaches - they just cram folks for exams; exams are increasingly multiple choice, which just tests parrot memory, not understanding. As a result, "qualifications" are merely a passport through HR departments, and nobody checks whether they represent competence. The results are all around us to see and suffer from.

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