Why this obsession with paper?
I may know a subject cold. But where’s the completed homework? What’s the result from the standardized test? Where’s the ‘A’ next to a course title on an official school transcript? Where’s the paper that says I know what I know?
Perhaps I have the complete capacity for a job… but where’s the resume? Where’s the degree? Where’s the paper proof?
Why pay $100 to challenge a course for a piece of paper with a grade that says that I know what I know? Spend up to $200,000 in tuition for a paper that proves I know what I could have learned quicker and for free at the library? Pay to complete a certificate just to prove I can do what I can already do?
Why should there have to be a paper to prove it all?
Credentials for knowledge and ability shouldn’t be streamlined and standardized.