Phi Beta Cons

The Globalization Myth

On the Pope Center’s site today, George Leef demolishes a recent report from the AASCU arguing that the nation needs to produce more college graduates to be internationally competitive. Among his evidence is the news (from two sources) that China is experiencing a glut of college graduates. Many of them live in poverty; the average wage of college graduates is about the same as that of migrant workers.

By the way, George will be one of four debaters at the National Press Club on Friday night (February 26) addressing the question, “Does the U.S. Really Need More College Graduates?” George is arguing the negative (surprise!) along with economist Richard Vedder. Taking the affirmative position are former secretary of education Margaret Spellings and president of the United Negro College Fund Michael Lomax. The debate will be aired on PBS stations over the next few weeks.

Jane S. ShawJane S. Shaw retired as president of the John W. Pope Center for Higher Education Policy in 2015. Before joining the Pope Center in 2006, Shaw spent 22 years in ...

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