David Patterson on Thu, 9 Oct 2003 04:53:56 +0200 (CEST)

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Re: <nettime> Re: Re: New Media Education and Its Discontent

An interesting thread. The real problem with the American educational
system is that standards are not high enough. Public universities are
packed with students who simply should not be in college. This policy
that everyone's son or daughter should be able to go to college is
ludicrous and devalues the degrees of those of us who belong. I much
prefer the European model of vocational / technical training for most
and university for the more intelligent of the population. My degrees
should say that I am special, but in today's market I'm just another
schmuck with a BS (and don't even mention the time I wasted getting a

When you hear some men talk about their love of country it's a sign they
expect to be paid for it.
H.L. Menkin

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