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"University is not for everyone"

This week thousands of young Chileans have surrendered University Choice Test, assessment, determining the entrance of students in higher education.

Since this test was implemented in 2003, many doubt its effectiveness. One of these critics is astronomer Jose Maza, who says that this “As bad as many others, more than could be done. Measure certain skills, don't measure others. ”

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“The power supply is the focus of attention of all schools, and, unfortunately, the high school in Chile is“ PSUs ”, that is, everything was put in place by PSU. What is included in the power supply, well, that does not go, that is, to be a worthy person, to read poetry, listen to beautiful music, does not fit into the BP, so the school has no reason to teach it– commented astrophysicist La Terser.

At this stage, he adds that everything that is taught in schools is for BP. "In this sense guilt has no pig, but those who make bran".

Maza also expressed concern about differences in national indicators between men and women: “Chile has a huge debt in the field of women's education. Women are very talented, and we do not teach them. Why, I have no idea, but the figures show that the productivity of women in PSU is much worse than that of men. ”

He also teaches, and the National Award of Exact Sciences 1999 states that there must be high-quality technical education institutes: "University is not for everyone (…) Doctor, the guy whose life at the moment will be in his hands, we want him to be a rooster with very full knowledge and that Be a smart guy and know how to solve situations. We want doctors to be the best of ours. ”

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"Chile, in order to emerge from backwardness, must emerge from mediocrity. Chile cannot be a country where you put a beer cap so that the table does not touch, " – concluded Maza.

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