Michael Lorrey [firstname.lastname@example.org] 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.