One of America’s Most Vital Exports, Education, Never Goes Abroad, but It Still Faces Threats

It’s no mere coincidence that Jeffrey R. Brown, the dean of the Gies College of Business, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is also a scholar of risk management. At his first faculty meeting four years ago, Brown fretted that his school had become, like many American universities, overly dependent on a single source of money — roughly a fifth of tuition revenue came from Chinese students. “I saw our reliance on China as a risk,” says Brown, noting that 800 or so of the university’s nearly 5,800 Chinese…

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Americans’ Long List for Congress Spans Education to Income

WASHINGTON, D.C. — As a new Congress takes office Thursday amid a partial government shutdown, most Americans see quite a few key issues as important for Congress and the White House to tackle this year. While education, healthcare and the economy once again rank as their top three priorities, majorities of U.S. adults also desire to see leaders tackle a host of pressing issues such as immigration, gun policy, the nation’s infrastructure and the distribution of income and wealth across the nation. While most of the priorities remained stable, those…

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