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Elizabeth Sutka 21 November 2011 SOC 335 – A Chapter 11 Questions 1. What are the lessons of comparative education studies? Because of globalization, we are now competing with other countries. Education is the foundation for a person; how well one is educated affects how well they will do, mostly financially speaking, in life. Nowadays, the United States is competing with countries in Europe and Asia, more so that it was a few decades ago. I read something in The Economist a few years ago that stood out to me, and it was something along the lines of “We used to tell our kids, eat all of your food: there are starving people in China. Now we tell our kids, study hard: the kids in China want your job.” This really stuck out to me, because it is true. It is so important to compare and contrast education systems and studies around the world; it acts as a checks and balances system, in a way. It is crucial to know what other countries are doing in schools to help their students get ahead, so that
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