Online Education Borrows from the Boy Scouts
show comments
  • Jacksonian Libertarian

    Finally, an alternative to the University degree system, which will get rid of the whole system of redtape, admissions, degrees, geography, scheduling, and learning speed.

  • dloye

    Where do I sign up to issue the math badges! The ones you have to earn before you study physics.

  • BillH

    Back in my day (’40s-early ’50s) universities issued transcripts showing course work completed and grades. A look at the school’s catalog would reveal the seriousness of the courses taken and the competence of the faculty.

    As graduation neared, and afterwards, I had to pay my University to send a transcript to everything I applied for, including several graduate assistantships and fellowships, chemical companies, and the U.S. Air Force. (Of course back then, course grades meant something.) No one has ever asked to see my diploma.

    I wonder what information one of these achievement badges would contain that a transcript wouldn’t?

  • Luke Lea

    Great idea! You could wear them on your clothing when you come for an interview.

© The American Interest LLC 2005-2017 About Us Masthead Submissions Advertise Customer Service
We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.