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US college degrees: Still the best among world's top ...?

Post by owlice » Thu Jun 03, 2010 8:04 pm

US college degrees: Still the best among world's top universities?
The Christian Science Monitor wrote:Since World War II, US higher education has been the gold standard. But challenged by increasing foreign competition, rising tuition costs, government cutbacks, flagging graduation rates, and questions about the very quality of the education being delivered, US dominance in academic and research power is now under threat.

The warnings are stark: The US had better focus on its higher education or it is going to lose its technological and scientific edge and risk its economic future. For optimists, every negative news story is a spur to educational reform. For pessimists, each negative report signals the fall of the US in a global marketplace that increasingly prizes knowledge.
More here: http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Education/ ... iversities
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