Imagine the outrage

If Charles Murray’s proposal is ever adopted by the employers of America. Needless to say, I expect women’s organizations to eventually team up with America’s university administrators in leading the charge to ban the use of certification tests by employers:

Outside a handful of majors — engineering and some of the sciences — a bachelor’s degree tells an employer nothing except that the applicant has a certain amount of intellectual ability and perseverance. Even a degree in a vocational major like business administration can mean anything from a solid base of knowledge to four years of barely remembered gut courses.

The solution is not better degrees, but no degrees. Young people entering the job market should have a known, trusted measure of their qualifications they can carry into job interviews. That measure should express what they know, not where they learned it or how long it took them. They need a certification, not a degree.

It’s interesting to see how many intellectuals are slowly coming around to the realization that the modern college education is completely worthless for most students.