Comments on comparing education

Steve makes some valuable points on the dangers of comparing universities with such a narrow (two schools and a separate blog) sample.
He’s right that there are no “clear winners”. Technology is changing way too fast for a school to plant their roots in one system, without being being outdated.
And technology isn’t the decisive factor here either – Those who want to learn will learn, even with the worst professors, and those who don’t, will always find something else to do on campus, even with the most inspiring ones. I just wish schools would ensure they get the inspiring ones to be their public face.