We know there is clearly a disconnection between the US higher-education system and effectively preparing college students for quality-paying jobs, which usually can produce much more quality lifestyles. So why not just link the two: link the "student's average college GPA" with their "maximum salary levels allowable by employers" BY LAW? Perhaps citizens (including college students) nationwide will take the importance of a college education a bit more seriously.
Many companies do rate the salaries of their employees on their high GPA's. Enron used this model quite successfully for many years, but the problem is that this model may ignore the need for ethics, given that it is result oriented and not ethics oriented. Consequently, over time, a breakdown may occur in the company due to a flawed culture of greed, for lack of a better word. The point is that the brightest are not necessarily the best or most well-rounded individuals. That being said, Enron and other companies like them may have remained successful were it not for other factors, such as the housing market crash.
Anyway, my point is that this view is a bit narrow and prejudicial. France uses this GPA method in their schools. If a child does not do well enough in school, he will not be allowed to attend college as long as he remains in France, whereas here in the United States, we can go to college at any age, provided we can get the money, loans, etc.
The thing is that employees can grow in their jobs through experience and the development of inter-personal skills, among other things, so GPA need not be the only factor to the success of a company or an individual. Some kids out there may not have access to all the tutoring they need to get better grades... due to family issues usually based upon poverty, illness, and other social dynamics within their cultures.
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