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China brings a high-speed train to California; Harriman and Carnegie roll over in their graves


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In an era of lifelong learning, I wonder if the mark of real graduation is a ceremony at the end of the classes or is it measured by what you do with the education for the rest of your life? Is there even such a thing as graduation for lifelong learners?

I share the concern about falling behind in reading math and basic sciences. Look at the number of engineering and science PhD degrees awarded to international students, and look at the percentage of US citizens who earned PhD’s as compared to PhD’s in non-science and math.

We’re losing the edge in basic R&D.

China is engaging with the state of California to design build and operate a high-speed railroad network. Even as little as 30 years ago, that would’ve been unthinkable; we’d have done it for ourselves and been looking for ways to be a world leader in delivering that kind of infrastructure solution.

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