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What Education Can and Can’t Do for Economic Inequality

Would better education significantly reduce income inequality in America? No, says recent study from the Brookings Institution. According to Melissa Kearney, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, “Increasing education isn't going to do anything to bring down the wages of the real top—or address rising inequality focused on the 1 percent—but it is what's needed to increase the position of …

Changing education – one smartphone at a time

Politicians, academics and business minds came together earlier this month in Senegal to discuss how to improve access to learning across Africa and develop a common strategy in a bid to transform the continent's education sector.

Stress on general education

General education is a college programme intended to develop students as personalities rather than trained specialists and to transmit a common cultural heritage. Population growth and economic development are contributing to an increasing number of students enrolling in higher education worldwide, a number forecasted to more than double by 2025, when 262 million students are expected to fill up …