Great response. I paid for a 4-year computer science degree, and it didn’t teach me the languages or tools in use today. It taught me some great theory, but it didn’t teach me how to work in a team in business, or any of the other billion things I’ve learned in my career from business.
Candidates should be reviewed on their skills, on how well they answer what-if questions about work situations, and, if needed, some in-person exercises in how they’d do on the job.
Background is overrated.