Politicizing certification

Subject: Politicizing certification
From: Rick Klopp <rklopp -at- VNET -dot- IBM -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 17 Jul 1995 17:37:13 CST

An intriguing take on the usefulness of certification is that
it's an effective way to keep have-nots/wannabes "out." An article
in Harper's a few months ago made this point wonderfully clear:
if health-care-delivery factories can outsource their programming
needs to the 2nd and 3rd worlds, why not outsource their medical
arts, too? Certification, that's why.

The issue is credentialism.

Rick Klopp
Speech Recognition Information Development
IBM Austria - Vienna Software Development Laboratory
ID: rklopp -at- vnet -dot- ibm -dot- com
Disclaimer: my views are my own, not my employer's.


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