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Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Tuesday, November 08, 2011
A growing number of engineering graduates from our major universities are from the PRC and many will return home to become part of China's defense industrial base. A 2006 National Science Board report indicated that more foreign-born science and engineering graduate students were from China than any other country. China domestically, moreover, is producing more Ph.D.’s in engineering today than the U.S.
This is well illustrated where I am in graduate school. The libraries are littered with students who need adapters to plug in their laptops...
When Lincoln appointed Ulysses Grant as general of the Army in March 1864, the selection bypassed more than 200 senior generals. As the story goes, when one of the president's aides pointed out that he had picked a man who was well known for his alcohol consumption, Lincoln, mindful of Grant's battlefield accomplishments, is reported to have said, "Find out what brand he drinks and send a barrel to all our other generals."
Sunday, November 06, 2011
We spend about $10,600 per pupil in public schools, 377 percent more, in inflation-adjusted dollars, than we spent in 1961. Yet among students who go to college, 75 percent require some remedial work. And, according to a study by the American Enterprise Institution and the Heritage Foundation, teachers are paid $120 billion over market value.
...now that's funny