They should just drop the four year degree requirement and use some standardized tests to test for general intelligence and field-specific knowledge. Let people study for them on their own. Would save people a lot of time and money.
I hear that's what they are starting to do in various places in Europe that have "free" education.
I've been told the only purpose it serves is to show dedication/commitment.
Any moron can drift through highschool, but a four year degree apparently takes some effort. I dunno. I seem to recall putting in minimal effort and still got a four year degree.
Kind of both really.
Teacher's have to get so many of their students through in a year or they can get in trouble, hell they can get in trouble if they all legitimately fail because the school's government funds can be affected.
So Teacher's will go out of their way to get people through college.
The sad thing is; in my experience a lot of people still have issues and I'm going to a low end college basically.....remember one student talking about how they were on the Dean's List in high school but were totally unprepared for college, said they actually felt kind of betrayed by their high school teachers.
The difference between the two was that stark.
And honestly; most of the classes, if you were putting in the effort you should have been more than capable of passing.
I can't imagine how easy their high school classes must have been.