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julia1 7 May 2015 06:47 PM
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That's easy to fix. Most colleges have core classes that everyone majoring in a certain subject has to take. The GPA can be based on this types of classes only. One can also add different weights for different types of classes.

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VoiceOfRa 10 May 2015 01:13 PM
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And who decides which weights to assign which classes? The more moving parts a system has, the more gameable it is.


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julia1 10 May 2015 03:37 PM
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Whoever pays the tuition should. But in general in many colleges the classes are already partitioned into list A - core classes, list B - optional but important classes, and list C - rest of classes. If it is the government that pays the tuition, they can formulate the criteria so that classes that are truly useful for the student's future, and eventually for the student's contribution to the society are counted. Normally the government can formulate a list of requirements. The college itself decides what courses fall under those requirements. There is also some sort of government annual (or less frequent) audition of the college, where adherence to these requirements can be established by independent experts.

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VoiceOfRa 10 May 2015 09:31 PM
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The problem is that it's in the college's interest to dumb down the classes to get more tuition money. And the institution paying the tuition likely doesn't have the resources to send an observer to each class.


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VoiceOfRa 10 May 2015 09:34 PM
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> Normally the government can formulate a list of requirements.

The government already manages primary education and, in many states, most colleges. It's ability to do a good job formulating a list of requirements is at best open to debate. See the current controversy about common core, for example.


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Fwiffo 16 May 2015 05:24 PM
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Usually it is not so straigth forward to put a one to one correspondence between classes and "future relevance". A lot of the importance of the A classes comes from students being able to efficiently benefit from the B and C classes. Ace all the A classes but take no B and C classes, the overall efficency of the education could be pretty low.

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Fwiffo 16 May 2015 05:18 PM
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THese tend to be the basic stuff, instead of the payload learning classes. In essense you would preselect that only easy classes would be graded. Maybe you meant that?

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