The OBE debate has raised four issues that are crucial for contemporary education policy:
how to judge quality In education,
how to define outcomes,
the Aquarian fallacy on the left, and
the nostalgist fallacy on the right.
Fortunately, despite the complexity of the issue, there is a policy strategy that can support establishment of legitimate academic standards while avoiding the pitfalls of transformational OBE. After discussing the issues that currently impede a solution, I will outline this approach.