Putting Education Reform To The Test

Khan: Use Credentials To Show What We Know

Sal Khan, founder of online learning site Khan Academy, argues that we should be able to prove our knowledge without a degree from a college or university. Competency-based assessments would be more flexible for older workers or those with lots of experience.

Let’s try a simple thought experiment: What if we were to separate the teaching and credentialing roles of universities? What would happen if regardless of where (or whether) you went to college, you could take rigorous, internationally recognized assessments that measured your understanding and proficiency in various fields – anything from art history to software engineering.

Read more at: schoolsofthought.blogs.cnn.com

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