Re: Certification, take II?

Subject: Re: Certification, take II?
From: Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- progeny -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2001 13:20:45 -0700

"Hart, Geoff" wrote:

> I suppose this question provides the perfect example of why I'm not a fan of
> certification: our high schools generally don't teach graduates to read,
> write, or think, yet award them diplomas anyway.

Just to be contrary and play devil's advocate, maybe that's why we need
certification: because the schools aren't reliable. :-)

Any way, the argument that schools teach grammar doesn't mean that they
prepare everyone to be a tech-writer. I took some compulsory metal work
in high school, and, while I enjoyed whacking away at the forge, that
doesn't mean I'm qualified to be a blacksmith.

Bruce Byfield 604.421.7177 bbyfield -at- progeny -dot- com

"Up your swords, and out your guns,
And to the rogues again!"
- Jacobite Toast


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