The Swedish Model

Sweden is regarded in this country as the crown jewel of Eurosocialism, having a high standard of living that coincides with statist egalitarianism. Many regard it as the model for the rest of the world. Since American liberals love the Swedish model and regard higher education as the key to economic development, surely higher education in Sweden must be outstanding to produce such prosperity? 

Or not. In this article on the Pope Center site, Anders Edwardsson, a Ph.D. candidate at Catholic University in D.C. and the possessor of an M.A. degree from the highly rated University of Uppsala, compares and contrasts the more “evolved” Swedish system of higher education with his experience in the U.S — and comes up with some unsettling observations about the path U.S higher education is taking.

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