Does US Owe the World an Education At Its Expense?
An anonymous reader writes "'Right now, there are brilliant students from all over the world sitting in classrooms at our top universities,' President Obama explained to the nation Tuesday in his pitch for immigration reform. 'They are earning degrees in the fields of the future, like engineering and computer science...We are giving them the skills to figure that out, but then we are going to turn around and tell them to start the business and create those jobs in China, or India, or Mexico, or someplace else. That is not how you grow new industries in America. That is how you give new industries to our competitors. That is why we need comprehensive immigration reform." If the President truly fears that international students will use skills learned at U.S. colleges and universities to the detriment of the United States if they return home (isn't a rising tide supposed to lift all boats?) — an argument NYC Mayor Bloomberg advanced in 2011 ('we are investing millions of dollars [actually ...
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Cornell NYC Tech Will Foster Commerce Amid Education
At Cornell NYC Tech, a new graduate school focusing on applied science, the most striking departure of all may be the relationship it sets forth between university and industry.
Briefly: Education: Universities in Iran Put Limits on Women's Options
Subjects now open only to men include accounting, engineering and pure chemistry, according to the Iranian news Web site Rooz Online.