US education inequality

The OECD Warns That 28% Of Young Spaniards Have Not Completed The Baccalaureate Or Vocational Training, The Highest Percentage In The EU

According to OECD data, 28% of Spaniards between 25 and 34 years of age have not graduated from the Baccalaureate or Intermediate Vocational Training. Yesterday, the international organisation took us to task, warning us that the second stage of secondary education is the “minimum qualification” that must be acquired in order to have “a successful participation in the labour market”. However, the percentage of those who barely achieve a basic…


Spain: Neither Rome, Nor The Reconquest, Nor Lepanto, Nor The Golden Age…

Pedro García Cuartango, former editor of the newspaper El Mundo, explains in ABC the surprise, the indignation, produced by the penultimate nonsense of the PSOE-UP coalition government regarding its educational project: “The unbelievable becomes possible and the possible becomes real. This is what is going to happen with the decree that the Government is preparing to approve erasing the study of Spanish History before 1812 from the Baccalaureate. Neither the…


Education: Fast Forward To The Future; Accelerating Edtech Adoption In A Post- Covid-19 World

Thomas A. Singlehurst/ Nithin Pejaver, CFA/ Mark Li, CFA/ Brian Gong (Citi GPS) | COVID-19 has created one of the most significant disruptions to students in history, with 1.6 Bn learners in 190+ countries being affected by school closures. Education technology (edtech) currently makes up only 3% of the $6 Tr+ overall market primarily because of inertia on the part of educational institutions. We see the current crisis driving an acceleration in edtech growth with the market doubling over the next 5 years to $360 Bn.

Education sector in Spain needs collaboration with business

“Neither The Business Nor The Education Sector In Spain Have Collaborated Sufficiently”

In Spain, companies should “express their future needs in the medium and long-term and transmit them to the education system. At the same time, the education sector has to contribute and help young people to get a job tomorrow. If this is not perfectly in sync, like a watch, it doesn’t work,” explains Francisco Belil, a Gas Natural board member and deputy chairman in Spain of the Bertelsmann Foundation.


And the Next Bubble Is … Education

BEIJING | By Wu Yuci via Caixin Magazine | After the Internet, credit and gold bubbles, education could be the next. Parents afraid for their children’s futures are behind the latest investment fever, and the damage from failed speculation will be immense.


In Tough Economic Times, Is Higher Education Still Worth The Price?

Remember when a higher education used to be a guarantee of success in the market? With the crisis, the picture has turned 180 degrees: too many graduates in Europe and the U.S are waiting tables, going back to their parents and coping with frustration. New grads are also facing competition from older, laid-off job seekers. In the case of American youngsters, they also need to repay their loans (see our…


How to learn and prosper in China

BEIJING | The BBC recently released an article on how Chinese students with foreign qualifications are having a harsh time looking for a job. Not so long ago, the article goes, they used to have a promising professional future in China ahead of them. They had an experience, language skills and qualifications other potential employees educated in local universities did not. Conversely, nowadays their academic profile seem not to fit…

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Santander UK secures £65 million from the European Investment Bank for education

Santander will receive the third tranche of funding from the European Investment Bank (EIB) to provide discounted loan rates to higher and further education facilities, science parks, incubation centres and other qualifying businesses in the education sector. The programme is part of the EIB’s engagement to support and strengthen the UK’s knowledge economy. The Spanish bank said that “The £65 million fund will help support the education sector, in turn helping to…

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Are US non-profits doing the work that European governments do?

NEW YORK | It’s a catastrophe, experts say: about 1.2 million US students drop out every year and this imposes a huge cost on the whole economy. “Many of these schools [with high dropout rates] are in the inner-city and are made up of blacks and Latino students who are not graduating at great rates. This increases the level of poverty, it increases crime, it increases the incarceration rate. 80…