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The Global Search for Education: United States and Finland - Why are they so great?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 04.03.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"American scholars and their writings, like Howard Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences, have been influential in building the much-admired sc...

What Will It Take to Be 'First in the World?'

Gail Mellow | Posted 12.01.2014 | College
Gail Mellow

President Obama has set a clear goal for our nation's education system: by 2020, the U.S. would once again be the world's leader in the proportion of its citizens holding college degrees or postsecondary credentials.

Visualizing the Numbers Behind the United States' Hottest Export: Education | Posted 11.06.2013 | Education


U.S. Higher Education Must Change To Remain Globally Competitive: Survey

| Jon Marcus | Posted 01.27.2013 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of HechingerEd blog. Nearly half of all Americans have a dim view of the quality of U.S. higher education, and most...

U.S. Students Lag, Struggle More Than Foreign Peers To Surpass Parents

Posted 09.11.2012 | Education

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s 2012 Education at a Glance report has found that while the U.S. boasts high education at...

America Is Number One, Baby!

Posted 05.14.2012 | College

The United States has the best higher education system in the world, according to a new list released Friday by university network, Universitas 21. ...

Don't Blame Liberal Arts Majors for High Unemployment

Mark Yzaguirre | Posted 04.01.2012 | College
Mark Yzaguirre

While college students should take hiring practicalities into consideration in picking their majors, the idea that unemployment among recent college graduates is primarily a function of their choice of major is simply not true and the idea that over-education leads to unemployment isn't supported by the facts.

Employment and Education: What's Not Working

Christine Brandel | Posted 08.23.2011 | College
Christine Brandel

We all want students to get great jobs and lead happy lives. But pretending that a piece of paper is all that's needed to do this is something we can no longer do. We need to stop telling students they've got to have a degree and instead tell them they've got to learn.

It's Graduation Time -- So What Do We Want From Universities?

Nancy Cantor | Posted 07.26.2011 | College
Nancy Cantor

It is tempting to turn for solutions directly to our newest graduates. Instead, it seems fairer to ask their colleges and universities how well positioned they are to help fix what ails.

Don't Foreclose On Our Future: Invest In Public Higher Education

Shirley Strum Kenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shirley Strum Kenny

Higher education is itself jeopardized by the recession, and its ability even to cope with the next few years is threatened.