September 16, 2013
HIGHER EDUCATION UPDATE: Anglosphere Rules Global Education Roost. “What rankings like these really explain is the sustained power of the Anglo-American brand. The prestige of American and British degrees brings hundreds of thousands of foreign students and faculty to their shores every year. Top students from China and India who will be the movers and shakers in their countries compete every fall and winter to spend their most formidable years in English speaking countries. This is as powerful a force for exporting Anglo-American ideas and norms as Washington, Hollywood, and Silicon Valley.” Well, it would be if Anglo-American universities believed in and instilled Anglo-American ideas and norms.