This article from the Telegraph picks up an important trend. It’s worth a read. Check it out!
via World university rankings show ‘power shift’ from US and UK towards Far East – Telegraph.
As I reflected on this article, I think that the article perhaps misses a much wider point.
This article dwells on the World’s top 200 universities but much more important are the trends for second, third and fourth tier universities.
Unless a student is particularly gifted, the World’s top two hundred universities tend to be for the children of the rich and privileged. I accept that there are scholarships but competition is intense.
For most young people, there is a wider concern in the erosion of value in education. Too many young people are struggling with massive educational debts, yet meaningful careers are hard to find. Part of the challenge is that education is not well matched to the demand for skills.