Bill Gates On Higher Education

By Lucie Lapovsky Bill Gates addressed the business officers of colleges and universities Monday at the annual meeting of the National Association of College and University Business Officers in Seattle. He began from the premise that “all lives have equal value” and that the United States stands for equal opportunity. He opined that higher education is one of the key elements in providing equal opportunity for all and, that for this to happen, we all need to have equal access to higher education and an equal chance of succeeding. He noted that college graduates will earn almost double what high school graduates will during their lifetime and that unemployment rates of college graduates are very low. He also noted that there are non-pecuniary benefits to a college degree. “Gates brings up some interesting points especially regarding the delivery of instruction, however, there is no way in hell higher education makes these sorts of considerations without serious pressure from students or the government.” Read the full article here:

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