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Higher Ed Oversold in Britain, Too


The evidence for my thesis that higher ed has been oversold keeps piling up.

Today’s Telegraph has this story on higher ed in Britain. Here are a few tasty nuggets:

“Many young people take ‘Mickey Mouse’ degrees only to see little or no financial reward.”

“Much government information about education and training system is misleading. The reason is that government’s role is conflicted — it is both a producer of education and skills and a regulator of it.”

“One result is the growth of a spoon-fed generation that wants to receive education passively and without effort.”

Many British students are in college because of “Whitehall targets rather than real demand from individuals or businesses.” 


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