What would the purpose be? To have people learn for the sake of learning? There is a lot to be said for that but you would have to have some way to determine whether people have earned their degree or not.
Regardless of the arbitrarity of age, age classification is a very natural and effective way of grouping students. Also, there are many provisions for an individual to transcend these grade restrictions.
Self-motivation is in short supply, generally speaking. If students fail to master material under a grading system, I doubt they would study and learn more without grades and the motivation they offer.
No way! Grades are measurable indicators of the student's intellectual aptitude. Grades are also further indicators of the student's motivational level and work ethic. Grades are legitimate methods of assessing intellectual aptitude and measuring mastery of a subject. College grades are reflections of how the corporate world is going to rate employees based upon their work performance. What better way to enforce and implement meritocracy than to grade students based upon their academic performance.
by rutley2 years ago
Are you intimidated by someone with a higher education than you?Do you feel dumber, that you can't compete or just insecure that they know more than you?
by Steven Escareno6 years ago
I just saw the new "waiting for superman" documentary, and it had a lot of scary facts about the decline of our school system. many of which may be next to impossible to abolishing. Like did you...
by Mike Pugh4 years ago
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by Satire Thoughts5 years ago
Do you prefer higher education or trade school?
by Grace Marguerite Williams2 years ago
Do you believe that higher education should be a privilege instead of a right? Why? Why not?
by Grace Marguerite Williams3 years ago
that is totally false. It is the A students who are the MOST SUCCESSFUL in life. They have more opportunities to further their education and to succeed than either B or C students. A students are more...
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