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Thoughts on the problem of scholastic testing and illusions caused by the scholastic situation, among other things

Here’s a thought I had: When I was in college/University I began to question scholastic testing.  By “scholastic testing” I mean testing associated with schooling which primarily professes to able to measure things like intelligence, “smarts”, and such.  It includes … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the problem of grades, tests, qualifications, and seeking gain from the power structure, with remarks about repeatability and creativity

Here’s a thought I had: Over the years (actually decades) I have spoken of the ridiculousness and inaccuracy of grades as well as testing and qualifications.  This society has taken these too seriously and it seems that it has caused … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the myth of qualifications – the “politics of qualifications” – an administrative illusion of control

Recently, I got in an interesting conversation about qualifications for jobs, schooling, and such, that was sort of interesting.  This is basically what I said:   To be frank, my experience is that qualifications usually don’t mean much.  I’ve learned not to … Continue reading

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Thoughts on how grades really don’t measure anything

Some years ago I was studying to be a Psychoanalyst.  Eventually, I got really interested in psychological measurement.  At one point I began to question the accuracy of grading.  What I discovered was quite significant, I think.  Basically, I found that … Continue reading

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