[plt-scheme] Should computer programming be mandatory

From: Ernie Smith (esmith at acanac.net)
Date: Sat Oct 18 15:19:42 EDT 2008

Woodhouse Gregory wrote:
> I don't really blame the students. They want every advantage they can 
> get when it comes to simply getting hired. I'm less sympathetic when 
> it comes to the hiring practices that emphasize short term gains at 
> the expense of a better educated workforce, and therefore a workforce 
> that will be more productive in the long run.
> On Oct 17, 2008, at 7:06 AM, Ernie Smith wrote:
>> If there is decline in the quality of education, perhaps it is a 
>> consequence of a misguided
>> propensity to equate the goal of education with the goal of training 
>> a workforce.
My point was that quality of work force is an utterly inappropriate 
metric for
quality of education,  yet  you persist in framing your thoughts in the 
of  'quality of work force'.   So I must conclude a segway has taken place.
Regardless.. we're running off topic.


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