Annnd this is exactly what mod points are NOT for. They are not "I agree with you" tokens.
"That's just like, your opinion, man."
Seriously, I'll use my mod points however the fuck I like, Mr Mod Point Policeman.
My, how this site has changed.
Believe it or not, there actually used to be an automated meta-moderation system that checked to make sure you were using your mod points in the appropriate way. The Slashdot FAQs still talk about it, but I haven't seen it in a while.
Anyone know why it left or if it is still happening?
2. Strict controls distract the teachers
3. Strict controls in the form of standardized curricula, teaching methods and tests stifle creativity and innovation...
4. Strict controls disempower the teachers...
Wouldn't tenure mean there are no strict controls over teachers? Wouldn't it mean they can use their best judgement in teaching rather than worry about being fired for not following the strict controls?
Isn't that the point of tenure in higher education? You have more freedom to be creative because you don't have to worry about being fired?