Education Abroad: The Third Debacle?

Early this month, 50,000 German university students marched out of their classrooms for day-long demonstrations along the streets of 120 cities and towns. The picket lines had nothing to do with banning the bomb or demanding free speech. Carrying such signs as WHERE IS OUR FAMOUS GERMAN EDUCATION NOW?, the students were protesting the decline and fall of a school system that once was as synonymous with excellence as Swiss watches are in timekeeping. One newspaper called the demonstrations, designed to prod West Germany's two major political parties into pledging their support for better education, "the greatest...

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