2015 Internet Trends Report
Read the report. http://www.kpcb.com/internet-trends
The annual report from Mary Meeker of KPB. Excellent collection of data points.
It’s All About the Money
Excerpt: Markets and money have always mattered in American higher education, but not nearly as much as they do today. Throughout much of the 20th century, a well-educated citizenry was regarded as the ticket to national prosperity, and that shared belief was the rationale for spending tax dollars to underwrite public universities. The tacit bargain that states made with their flagship universities was simple—the state would subsidize these institutions to keep tuition low if they delivered a world-class education to the best and brightest state residents, and produced research that contributed to the common good. Under the terms of that bargain, enrollment mushroomed and America’s premier universities became the best in the world. In The Race Between Education and Technology, Harvard economists Claudia Goldin and Lawrence Katz demonstrate that this bet on higher education explains why, in the decades after the Second World War, the United States became the world’s richest nation.
Keeping it on the Company Campus (The Economist)
As more firms have set up their own “corporate universities”, they have become less willing to pay for their managers to go to business school.