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SG says:
Give them half an opportunity and they will do the same thing to American education

This is already happening at the College and University level. Each school seeks 'MOA' with all other schools that the course work completed at one school is 'transferrable' to another school.

To this end, there are 'accrediting groups' that purport to judge the academic credibility of the various schools. SACS is one such group:
http://www.sacscoc.org/principles.asp

The 'credibility' of the professors is ONLY based on the degree, and the courses taken to fulfill that degree.

Furthermore, the folks judging each professor may or may NOT be experts in the field they are judging.

All of those techniques that have worked so well in K-12 education: lesson plans, course assessment tools, learning outcomes, etc, are highly prized by the accrediting groups.

The axe that the accreditation groups hold over the school: should a school not get 'accreditation', that school runs the risk that their graduates will NOT be able to transfer successfully to other schools, especially 1st tier universities.

FWIW
ralph
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