Lessons from China?

Writing in the Kansas City Star, Sen. Chris Steineger (Kansas City, Kansas) thinks that “China’s committment to education” is an economic advantage.

True enough, a well-educated workforce is important. But we’re not sure what to make of some of the senator’s observations, which include the fact that Chinese universities (at the least the ones he visited) have a 10p.m. curfew. Chinese universities also have spartan accommodations.

The easy way out for Americans to increase their “commitment to education” is, of course, to increase funding. But is putting more money into the same old systems–to be fair, not something that Steineger says in this piece–really going to get us far?

Source: AS I SEE IT: China’s advantage is its commitment to education, January 7, KC Star

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