Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community
The Economist's educational debate series is such a crock. Here is the second topic: "Governments and universities everywhere should compete to attract qualified students, regardless of nationality or residence." This is not about debating this issue, this is totally about framing the discussion of education in terms of markets and competition. And, of course, by carefully selecting the participants, the magazine will ensure that the discussion never goes of-message. Oh, and don't you love the image of strong male hands in a power suit counting out the points? Honestly, it's like they thing we are neophytes in the propaganda game.

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