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Massive college debt can burden graduates for decades

ASBURY PARK, N.J. – When James Perucho opens his Rutgers University tuition bill in the fall, $200 of it will go toward the construction of academic buildings that he may never use but will add to the educational debt he … Continue reading

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Mrs. Chong: A Special Teacher

Being a teacher, in any country, from Chile to China, is special. It requires dedication, motivation, and sacrifice. Often, the pay and recognition is not measured in terms of dollars and cents, at least not in any balanced way between … Continue reading

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High Cost of Low Educational Performance: Andreas Schleicher

Human capital and education are at the centre of a knowledge economy. More than ever, our level of education and skills will determine future social cohesion, prosperity and sustainability. Europe was once a beacon of educational performance, and a model … Continue reading

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Maintaining Momentum: OECD Perspectives on Policy Challenges in Chile

In 2010, the new Chilean government embarked on an ambitious reform agenda to further enhance the growth potential of the Chilean economy and the well-being of the Chilean population. To inform the current policy debate in Chile and present an … Continue reading

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Cutting Funding 4 English Lessons: A False Economy says Alan Tuckett (and Thomas Baker)

Source: Alan Tuckett The Guardian, Tuesday 26 April 2011 http://bit.ly/eKLe7j “Cutting funding for English lessons is a false economy. Britain’s poorest communities have been helped by ESOL classes, but many will now lose out”, says Alan Tuckett. Thomas Baker: “ESOL … Continue reading

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