The remnants of the former magnificence give out for the results of their own activities
Our schoolchildren and students still occupy leading places in international competitions. This proves only one thing: we have not yet gone so far along the pernicious path of destruction of the systematic education, along which North America and Western Europe have been moving for several decades. Our "reformers" once again demonstrate the ability to find the worst in the world, but we still have a head start. The handicap in the first place lies in the fact that most of the teachers we still have are those who have learned from the old system, which focuses on the systemic nature of education.
In the West, most of the teachers are people who have been learned from the factual system. As western experience shows, 10-20 is still years old, and we will lose this advantage. The market has learned to make money on fools and works with all available means for mass stupor. I am very afraid that in the near future, the positive results shown by our students in international competitions will be random. Now they are naturally high, because we later, than competitors, turned from law-centered learning to a dead end of facto-centrism.
Now the remnants of the former magnificence are given out for the results of their own activities and they justify our progress on the path of destruction by our success at the Olympiads. At the beginning of the 90-s, about the same successes of our athletes were used as arguments in favor of the destruction of the entire system of mass physical education and mass selection of people in a great sport. Like, "and without this cope." Now we have to revive the physical education system created in the Soviet era. The education system will have to be revived, and I hope this will be done before it is too late.
Without practice, science loses half the incentives
Another reason why the market is working on the stupidity is the output of production in regions with cheap labor. Originally it looked beautiful: the design office was in the United States of America, and the factory floor was in China. But experience proves that designers can not work for long in isolation from production.
Developers of many types of equipment are moving to China, to Korea, to Japan - to the place where their development is realized. Similarly, science cannot exist for a long time apart from design activity. Half of the problems solved by science stem from practice, and therefore without practice, science loses half of its incentives. This is the main reason that our Academy of Sciences is now giving less results per ruble spent than in Soviet times. By the way, now rubles are spent on science by an order of magnitude less, and there are no particularly outstanding results. Practice now does not set science new tasks, and science, in fact, is boiled in its own juice. I believe that after the designers there will be a massive move to China, Korea and other countries and scientists.