Re: The Education Function
Mon, 7 Dec 1998 06:31:12 -0800 (PST)

Michael Lorrey [] wrote:
>Here's a question: If our education system is so poor, why do we have the
>highest rate of technological advancement, the largest ubiquity of technology
>among all classes, etc..

One obvious point is that many of the brightest and best-educated people in the world move to America because that's where they have the best prospects for advancement. I saw a documentary a while ago which claimed that some huge percentage of the top scientists in America were born and raised in Europe, and emigrated there afterwards; I think it was something like 30% British, but don't remember the exact figures. I can't back this up with any other cites, but it makes sense to me.

A country deson't need a great education system when the best people from all over the world choose to live there.