Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Time Magazine Article

In preparing questions for the October 18 Hot Topics in Education Legislation forum, I wanted to share an article in the most recent Time Magazine.  Zakaria, Fareed. The New Challenge From China. Time. October 18, 2010.  In this article, the reporter interviews the premier of China and goes on to tell us that China is changing its tactics to from investing in infrastructure to investing in people.  In the last 10 years, China has doubled its universities, quadrupled its college students and tripled the share of GDP or Gross Domestic Product that is spent on education, particularly higher education.  Our kids are going to be competing head to head with these students while in the last decade, k-12 and higher education have received nothing but budget cuts.  Do we have the political fortitude to change this trend?