http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China_Business/KJ22Cb03.html The reason I have for highlighting this story is that there has been a big push in Washington to get more people into degree programs. The real underlying cause is that colleges are big money makers and the recent take over of the Federal Student loan program facilitates even higher tuition costs further bolstering the bankrolls of colleges. The key point to this story is, degrees are useless unless there is some way to use them. I know more than a few people with soft degrees who are upset they don't get paid more for their degree and a few with "real" degrees not working in the field their degree applies to. Improving education is a laudable goal, but doing it just for numbers as China did shows the perils of doing it wrong.