Global Competition: America’s Underrepresented Minorities Will Be Left Behind
by Mehmet Dali Öztürk - June 11, 2007
This commentary presents a global, nonplutocratic, yet autological perspective on American higher education, international competition and its effects on underrepresented minorities in the United States. Despite its advanced level and global dominance, American higher education faces critical challenges. Difficulties in the U.S. national production of competitive talent from the domestic population may lead to policies that encourage the importation of high human capital from the global talent pool. Such policies may also allow America’s minority achievement gap in education to persist indefinitely and leave U.S. minorities ill-prepared to compete effectively in the global economy.
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