Lee Daniel Crocker wrote:
>...And after the separation of school and state, the privatized education
>system then needs to separate instruction from credentialing. It is a
>clear conflict of interest that the same institution that teaches you
>things at great expense is also the one that verifies that you have learned
>them and issues you a valuable credential. If the credentialing authority
>were independent, it would be capable of judging the school as well as the
>student, and the credential would be more meaningful.
How about an agency that creates tests covering all materials and difficulty to test students understanding of several areas. Each school submits all subjects being taught (not material) and then the students will be tested on those subjects ranging all difficulties of the subjects. The results would then be compiled and compared with other schools. The schools would credit the student (thus verifying the students abilities to employers and the rest of society) and the agency would rate the schools.