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Nov 22, 2017

Americans like to think the education we provide is the best, but concern is growing over just how good it really is. One educational researcher says her experience leads her to believe that most educational systems around the world have more in common than one would think. Today’s Perspective program is the first in a three-part series examining such things as the changing value of education, problems on university campuses, brain bandwidth, and just what those issues might point to for the future.

Guest: Cathy Rubin, author, journalist, editor and founder of C-M-Rubin-World, an online publishing company focused on education, entertainment and lifestyle.

Perspective is a weekly public affairs program hosted by Richard Baker, communications professor at Kansas State University. Perspective has been continuously produced for radio stations across the nation by K-State for well over six decades.

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K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan.