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Can American Students Compete? Hmmmm…..??

Posted by Larry Doyle on March 19th, 2012 9:13 AM |

Can we accept as a premise that the health of our economy is predicated on our ability to compete on the world stage?

Strikes me as a basic principle of Sense on Cents.

Stephane Garelli of IMD, a Swiss-based school which is a pioneer in the field of executive education, zeroes in on the key factors on this topic in writing on The Competitivenes of Nations: The Fundamentals. Garelli asserts,

Competitiveness is thus one of the most powerful concepts in modern economic thinking.  (more…)

Eli Broad on Education: “The American Public Doesn’t Get It”

Posted by Larry Doyle on May 4th, 2010 2:36 PM |

I feel strongly that the very future of our country is directly tied to the quality of our secondary schools. How are we doing? Not very well. The United States has plummeted in terms of educational rankings over the last few decades.

While I have written on this topic periodically, let’s listen to a Bloomberg interview with Eli Broad on U. S. Education. Eli Broad and his wife Edythe are renowned philanthropists. The Broad Foundation does tremendous work. During this brief interview, Broad hits hard on the issues of families, educational management, and the fact that America has become “fat, dumb, happy.”

The truth may hurt, but if our nation wants to make progress we had better face the truth head on. I thank Eli Broad for speaking so bluntly on one of the most important topics impacting our future well being.  – LD

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