Thank you, thank you, thank you.
I’ve been beating a similar drum for a long time now, assuming that it was my own bias (I left education at 16) that gave me that opinion.
I’ve never understood the huge emphasis people place on education over experience or proven ability, especially in a field like this. It’s something I’ve seen even more here in the US than at home in the UK.
It’s nice to know I’m not the only one.