In a recently released educational survey conducted annually England stood at pole position as far as average tuition fees for undergraduate studies are concerned in the world of industrialized nations,though the Return on Investment or the ROI remains high due to the higher wages for graduates.
On an average, British undergraduate students had to shell out approximately £6,000 annually as tuition fees in the academic session of 2013-2014 after it was decided by the government to higher the upper ceiling of tuition fees by as much as three times, the survey conducted by OECD, an abbreviation for “Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development” revealed .The US was the next most expensive place to study for under-graduates having £5,300 as tuition fees. In Japan it costs around £3,300 for doing the same according to OECD which is based in Paris and is comprised of 34 countries many of which may be considered to be prosperous.
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The authorities of France have isolated the profiles of two people whom they believe to be responsible for ordering and planning the savage and cowardly terrorist attack in France that killed over a hundred.
According to revelations by sources close to the ongoing investigation in Paris, French officials have reason to believe that the attacks were orchestrated by Salim Benghalem who happens to be a French national. The attack is presumed to have been ordered by Abdelhamid Abaaoud, both reported to be currently in Syria.
The attackers made use of automatic weapons in addition to explosive devices. They were orgamized into three teams and targeted the national stadium, a concert hall filled to the brim with people and many restaurants. Francois Hollande termed the attack as an act of war as the ISIS claimed responsibility for the attacks.
The interior Minister of France Bernard Cazeneuve revealsed that 168 raids have already been conducted and detained 23 suspects and put more than a hundred under house arrest. The minister warned that this is just the start and their response will be total and huge.
According to Paris prosecutor Francois Molins, the identity of 5 of the 7 dead terrorists have been ascertained. The hunt is on an eighth suspect Salah Abdeslam, a 26 yr old.
We have come a long way since the seventies of the previous century where African-American children seldom had the same opportunities in education as whites.
Things Have Changed
But things have undergone widespread changes thanks to events like the civil rights movement, desegregation in schools and the notable “War on Poverty” that brought about increased equity and levelled the playing field. The situation as of today stands vastly different.
Within the year 2012 deficit in test-scores in math and reading in black 9, 13 and 17 year olds had been reduced by as much as a whopping fifty percent in comparison to scores that date back to 40 to 30 years.
The Thing that needs to be Done Now
But as the progress of man continues the US just cannot afford to stagnate and be complacent with its achievements. It must continue its march forward. But a closer look at statistics reveal that there are wide gaps in achievement between the less privileged children than their more affluent counterparts according to Sean Reardon who works at Stanford in the Center for Education Policy. The changed scenario of today is that the racial disparity is not the main divider or obstacle to progress. The obstacle that is widely coming into focus now is class.
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