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Re^3: So it's homework - so what?

by tilly (Archbishop)
on Mar 16, 2009 at 04:19 UTC ( [id://750811] : note . print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: So it's homework - so what?
in thread So it's homework - so what?

Given several decades of grade inflation and the availability of people who will answer questions, preventing idiots from graduating is unfortunately not a viable option.

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Re^4: So it's homework - so what?
by swampyankee (Parson) on Mar 18, 2009 at 22:22 UTC

    Given enough time and money and the correct choice of major, idiots have always been able to graduate.

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      While I agree that determined idiots always got through, with more barriers idiots were more likely to run out of the time, money and persistence to get through. And if they did, you could look at their choice of major to get a clue as to whether they were capable.

      The problem today is that people with technical looking degrees like Computer Science cannot be expected to possess technical abilities or skills.

        It might also be worth noting that Computer Science is not the same as programming or software development.

        Some CompSci majors do manage to learn to develop software. But, that does not appear to be the goal of many Computer Science programs.

        G. Wade