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That's not specific to Computer Science.

My Mechanical Engineering degree spit me out with just enough knowledge that I could go learn how to be a Mechanical Engineer. None of the things I did on a daily basis over the next year were things I learned in school, but I was able to figure them out because of the things I learned.

That's the unspoken purpose of school (at least in the Engineering areas). Your degree doesn't teach you to do any specific job. It's a 4-5 year conditioning course for your brain. It weeds out people who won't be successful in a certain area, and rewires everybody else so that they can "think like and Engineer".

So if you're complaining that School didn't teach you to write CRUD apps in Java, you're complaining about the wrong thing.

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