[ExI] big rip in education
William Flynn Wallace
foozler83 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 7 19:07:59 UTC 2019
You are right. It used to be that you could get certified as a lawyer just
by passing the state exam that law graduates have to take to be admitted to
the bar. So, study on your own.
Can't do that anymore. Law schools leaned on legislatures.
On Thu, Mar 7, 2019 at 11:35 AM Dave Sill <sparge at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 7, 2019 at 11:26 AM Dan TheBookMan <danust2012 at gmail.com>
>> On Mar 7, 2019, at 7:28 AM, Dave Sill <sparge at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I think independent skills testing/certification is the future.
>> It might be, but it’s generally cheaper for employers now to simply go
>> for the person with the degree. The cost of signaling tends to fall on
>> society at large and the signaler rather than the signalee. That kind of
>> drives the process. (Or such is my understanding here.)
> I'm not suggesting employers will pay for candidates to be tested, I
> think they'll require applicants to have the certification. This is already
> de rigueur for hiring project managers, who almost always have to have
> their PMP.
> This a win for employers, in general, because attaining a particular
> degree doesn't ensure that potential employees have the skills they need to
> do the job. It's a win for employees, in general, because they can obtain a
> certification much faster and more inexpensively than they can obtain a
> degree. Of course lots of professionals (doctors, lawyers, engineers, for
> example) already require certification, but those professions are
> tightly-controlled by professional organizations that aren't interested in
> making it easier to attain those certifications so they have additional
> degree requirements on top of the certification testing.
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