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Class Struggle

January 21st, 2012

Episode 193 of 649 episodes

In nearly every country in the world, there's one sector that everyone seems to think is in crisis: education. America produces legions of Nobel laureates and has the best universities in the world - and yet faces an epidemic of failing state-run schools. India churns out vast numbers of engineers ready for the modern economy, and yet its business leaders yearn for the kind of creative thought that is taught in the Anglo-Saxon system. In the UK there are worries about discipline and standards, while at the same time welcoming thousands of foreigners anxious to get qualifications and training that are non-existent in their home counties. Peter Day asks why everyone thinks education is so bad and what schools and businesses are doing to try to improve it. Producer: Michael Wendling Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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