I feel I should point out that corrupt grading is easily detectable - one can often see it by looking at a corruptly graded paper,

Except who sees a paper except the grader and the student who wrote it?

Moreover, universities have a strong incentive to not be corrupt in their grading - if they let people slip through without learning the work, employers will start to notice and discount qualifications from that institution,

Empirically this incentive wasn't strong enough.

Except who sees a paper except the grader and the student who wrote it?

External examiners?

5Lumifer4yYou do have a recognizable style, y'know...

Rationality Quotes Thread February 2016

by elharo 1 min read2nd Feb 201697 comments


Another month, another rationality quotes thread. The rules are:

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