David B. Bills University of Iowa April 2011. HIGHER EDUCATION AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIVENESS. 3 Big Questions. How does U.S. higher education compare with other nations? Where are behind and where we are ahead?
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These processes are probably less prevalent than they once were, but they are operative in some markets.
As important as the decline in postsecondary participation is the lack of integration between educational policy and broader national economic and social policy
We know about individual returns to education, but need to know more about social returns.
Need to conceptualize our object of study as systems of skill development, not simply as higher education – What human capital policies best foster skill enhancement, and what skills should be enhanced? National and regional systems of skill enhancement are closely linked to other political, economic, and social institutions.