Hello, siberia2, you wrote: S>>> That is, magnification of number of students of high schools three times... - it is too difficult for your understanding? The C>> As can prove three times magnification of number of students logicality of reforms? S> if in the country where competent units, the amount competent as a result of reforms you will see the logic trebled? I.e. you state that competent in Russia was units before reforms. Again not to leave from a subject we will be defined: Literacy - a level of possession of the person skills of the letter and reading in a native language. For 1979 in the same place write that literacy was in the USSR of 99,8 %. Hardly in 90 years literacy level so strongly could fall to "in the country, where competent units". I.e. while any logic I do not see. Or you meant that that another? S> in those Russian Federations who went to the TECHNICAL TRAINING COLLEGE earlier, nowadays went to high schools. More cleverly not steels, but became more competent. The best third on the former consists of the cleverest. Remaining to the best do not hold out, but literacy was raised also by them. So it is clear? I am finite not against that that more people had higher education. Business in level. As you think: why those who went to the TECHNICAL TRAINING COLLEGE, now suddenly went to HIGH SCHOOL earlier? I will answer you: earlier HIGH SCHOOL to finish simply not could, would take off also all. And level of the modern higher education so fell that can receive it and (from your words!). It is the first way of devaluation of higher education - its level decreases. And on the other hand it turns out that "Remaining to the best do not hold out" but have just the same diploma as "the Best third on the former consists of the cleverest". I.e. the number of people having the diploma increased, and besides under your data 2 from 3 do not hold out. And such amount working (how many experts) is not present places. What for it is necessary for me not clearly. I am ready to accept magnification of number of graduates of high schools in three (ten, twenty) time, but at saving of such level as earlier.