December 3, 2012
An integral part of the American Dream is under threat – as “downward mobility” seems to be threatening the education system in the United States.
The idea of going to college – and the expectation that the next generation will be better educated and more prosperous than its predecessor – has been hardwired into the ambitions of the middle classes in the United States.
But there are deep-seated worries about whether this upward mobility is going into reverse.
Andreas Schleicher, special adviser on education at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), says the US is now the only major economy in the world where the younger generation is not going to be better educated than the older.
This article was posted: Monday, December 3, 2012 at 11:48 am