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November 01, 2008

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JC

Most American students just want a high school diploma or college degree. They see learning as an inconvenience they must go through to get them. Americans don't value learning.

When I was in college, too many students viewed a degree as a piece of paper they needed to get a good job. Learning just wasn't important. Many didn't even care about their GPA. Getting a C to pass the class was their ultimate goal.

We have an educational crisis in this country. The problem is not a lack of spending (we're number 1 already), class sizes, immigrant students, or any of the other excuses I usually hear.

The problem is cultural. We don't value learning. We scorn intelligence. Parents need to instill a love of learning in their children. Schools need to set high expectations and not teach to the level of the poorest performing students in the class. How do we change attitudes?

Bill Rothschild

I am a professor at University of Bridgeport, which is not in the same educational level as Purdue, but has even a higher percentage of foreign students.

Many of these students are superior to American students and some are not...but most of them are very pleased to learn from US (which not only means us as individuals but US as the UNITED STATES... since everything has its pluses and minues... my personal experience is positive, but it causes me to worry about why we are not educating and motivating more of our US STUDENTS, as well as whether we are GIVING AWAY OUR COMPETITIVE KNOW-HOW and skills that will ULITIMATELY BE USED TO NEGATIVELY IMPACT OUR OWN GROWTH AND PROSPEITY.

Bill Rothschild, author of the ONLY OBJECTIVE, COMPREHENSIVE and INSIGHTFUL assessment of GE, A REMARKABLE COMPANY...THE SECRET TO GE's SUCCESS.

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