Destined to beat the US? One comes across the huge numbers stacked in favour of India (and China) emerging as a threat to the US. Like these:
China will produce 3.3 million college graduates this year and India 3.1 million, compared to 1.3 million in the U.S. In engineering the gap is even more dramatic: 600,000 graduates in China, 350,000 in India, and a mere 70,000 in the U.S.Two articles from Fortune check out the pros and cons. While one says, talking of the US:
the greatest challenge will be changing a culture that either values education nor sacrifices the present for the future as much as it used to—or as much as our competitors do.The other says:
... As for the quality of education, America’s universities remain the world’s best, and American elementary school students do well in international comparisons...