Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community
Although a couple of years old, this was just posted in the EDUCAUSE reosurce library and is worth a quick read. The title, though, is a misnomer - my reading is that it has little to do with how others view the U.S. system and is rather a depiction of how Americans see themselves. Which is still worth reading, though you have to smile and be nice when you read statements like this: "Nowhere else in the world can a 25-year-old with a baccalaureate in English and history decide she wants to be a physician and have a chance at entering medical school." I would like to see the phrase "Nowhere else in the world..." banned from the vocabulary, as the claim that follows is almost universally false.

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