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Faculty Forum: Why education?

ODYSSEUS MAKRIDIS
Faculty Contributor

There was a time when only a privileged few could afford an education. To be educated was a luxury beyond the means of the average person even though it was a necessary precondition for overcoming inter-generational stagnation. Ironically, it takes education to grasp the significance of what is missed when education is lacking. This also means that a downward self-reinforcing spiral sets in among the ill-educated: told that education Continue reading

Analysis: Why South Korea’s strong students struggle in the workplace

HYUNG MO CHUN
Global Young Voices Contributor

Among many countries in the world, South Korea is first in reading, second in math and fourth in science, according to the 2009 rankings of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. And with each passing year, the Asian country proves how important and rewarding it is to invest in its educational system. Continue reading