Source: The Chronicle of Higher Education | News
Article note: I increasingly view leading on people who aren't ready as _cruel_ and bordering on theft.
The absurd cost of college makes dithering in college a life-fucking proposition for many, and having students who (for example I have to deal with) don't understand _variables_ in sophomore-level math based courses is a demoralizing waste of time for all involved.
I sometimes get unpublished numbers through the grapevine, the 5-year success rates for students admitted to UK's college of engineering who aren't calculus-ready is so low as to be essentially inevitable failure. Empirically, many of our most successful students are the ones who had the wherewithal to pre-position themselves at a community college at a tiny fraction of the cost.
We want more of the latter and fewer of the former. Build a robust system to get them into programs that position them to succeed. Find ways to make those programs cheaper, more accessible, and more cleanly connected to college paths. I'm not sure that one of my colleague's "Offer deficient students admittance contingent on attending and successfully completing a remedial summer program" could be made to work here in reality, but it's still more promising than leading them on for a very expensive year then torturing them until they drop out.
Universities are disincentivized to do the right thing here because then they don't get to cash in on the crash-and-burn process of hopeless cases filling seats in their giant service courses.
As colleges enroll more underprepared students, theyâ€™re increasingly eliminating remedial courses. Critics say itâ€™s unrealistic to expect nearly every student to succeed right off the bat â€” even with extra academic support.
Source: Hacker News
Article note: Shit. There are a lot of unattended-updating, Debian/ARM appliances in the world, and this can brick them.
It sounds like, ironically, there might be a regression in their not-breaking-ABI patchset, which is why less-stability-focused distros didn't get hit.Comments
Source: Hacker News
Article note: "Causing" is an inappropriately strong word, but I'll certainly go along with exacerbating.
Q: What's the difference between the majority of ML techniques and p-Hacking techniques?
A: Whether you know you're full of shit, or have successfully hidden it even from yourself.Comments