If we graduate the lowest common denominator, we can expect the same in the field. We need graduates who understand why the nose goes down when you push the stick, and can use that knowledge to plan ahead.
i'm at a conference and just tweeted "there's an elsevier rep in the room. KILL HIM! KILL HIM! HE DOES THE WORK OF SATAN" and couldn't quite place what i was referencing... then i realized it was glados saying "BIRD! BIRD! KILL IT! IT'S EVIL"))