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Teacher Quality More Valuable Than Small Classes

“The school systems that do the best job internationally often have much larger class sizes, but put most of their efforts on recruiting, training and advancing the very best teachers. Teacher excellence is the focus in places like Shanghai, China, … Continue reading

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“Education for Life or Career?”

“The standard answer that students keep hearing from business leaders is to pursue degrees that are in the greatest demand, such as engineering instead of humanities. From a purely economic perspective, this course of action is the most logical to … Continue reading

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Discussion: Music in Higher Education

“Music has found itself increasingly central in the subject controversy surrounding higher education. Recent data showed the total number of Ucas entries to study music rose by 3.5% in the 2013 cycle, following significant increases in applications for medical-related sciences, mathematical sciences, … Continue reading

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Education or Training?

“Former labor secretary Robert Reich was speaking at a conference for college and university trustees that I attended earlier this year and in his address he urged governing boards to resist the mounting pressure to focus on jobs as a … Continue reading

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