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  High-Stakes Testing: A comparison of policies in the U.S., Finland, and South Korea

As the spring semester is flying by, high school juniors across the United States are preparing for the dreaded SAT or ACT. Halfway across the world in South Korea, high school seniors are also vigorously studying for their stressful college …

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  Progress on Millennium Development Goals with less than1000 days to go

In 2015, the day of reckoning will appear and countries worldwide will have to defend their policies and achievements towards the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) put forth by the United Nations. Conceived of and passed in 2000, the eight …

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  Moving beyond India’s brain drain

The India vs. China has been raging for years, which one will develop faster and which model is more successful? Over the past year China’s growth has slowed to around eight percent, instead of the average ten percent it achieved …

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  South Korea: Trying to Become a Tiger Once Again

The inauguration of Park Geun-hye, South Korea’s first female president ushers in a new chapter in Korea’s history. Park Geun-hye is the daughter of former president (and dictator) Park Chung-hee and served for five years as first lady when her …

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  What Germany Thinks About Globalization

Germany has benefitted from globalization, it’s economic and labor polices allowed the country to thrive despite the Financial Crisis of 2007-2009. The country though faces stark demographic challenges, with an aging population and a shrinking workforce. Many fear that the …

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  Value of a College Education

In the past year, U.S. newspapers and magazines are highlighting success stories of students who choose not to attend or complete college, as well as articles critical of the value of higher education.  Furthermore, the growth of free online sites …

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  Four More Years: Globalization and Obama’s Second Term

After a resounding win in the 2012 presidential elections, President Obama faces many hard choices in his second term.  In the short term, finding a solution to prevent the fiscal cliff will be the first priority of the administration. If …

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  Inequality, Income and Race: Affirmative Action in Developing Nations

At the end of August 2012, as students prepared to return to universities in northern parts of Brazil for the new semester,  President Dilma Rousseff signed the new Law of Social Quotas, a sweeping decree on the nation’s policies of …

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  What France Thinks about Globalization

With a new socialist president, France is under the spotlight as the world eagerly anticipates its leadership in addressing the European debt crisis. Hollande has vowed to pursue economic policies tied to growth, not just austerity. He also plans to …

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