The Battle for Standards

Here's an interesting article from the Telegraph about slipping standards in academia, and those fighting against them. Keep fighting, I say!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/7332452/The-university-professor-who-stood-up-against-dumbing-down-of-degrees.html

Comments

Amy said…
To be fair to Bournemouth University, institutions are placed under enormous pressure to pass students (its the only way to guarantee funding), especially those smaller and less established universities. Doesn't make it right, of course, but I can understand why, for purely pragmatic reasons, a situation like this might arise.
Jenny said…
I do understand that, but I also think that we now live in a culture that will not allow people to fail. We have an idea that if people aren't performing, we have to change the system, not them. And sometimes, I think that's wrong.

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