New academic year began. Connect with other leaders such as Gerald Weissmann, MD here. And the problems associated with education, again confronting teachers and students, who had a summer to forget the bad. Unfortunately, in okolovuzovskih conversations negative prevails, and Every year it gets bigger. Today, when Russia lost its leading position in many respects, namely the Russian education has still yet retains its prestige, value and credibility. In Russia Recent years have witnessed significant changes in education have affected its global goals and objectives, organizational structure, content, approaches to the development of educational standards and curricula. Leitmotif of the reforms was the refusal of the old Soviet education system, proving for many decades, their power and superiority over the education systems of other countries. This year, the major concern caused the so-called use (Uniform State Exam). Was launched on a dangerous mechanism: the teachers from a number of areas of the national republics of false patriotism conceived, trying to put "their" balls higher, to open the way to the prestigious universities of the country. As a result, today universities according to the law of cse graduates are forced to take, which in some cases because of their training is not the place not only in high school, but also in any institution of post-secondary education (just look for admission to college, where a single word on a few bugs). In some schools there was a paradoxical situation: the number of "beneficiaries" and "tselevikov" – students who have accepted unconditionally and without competition, there were more than places at the university.