This forum is now deeply entrenched with issues that have no connection whatsoever with distance education. Posters viewpoints are beclouded by chauvinistic nationalism. All that some posters seem to be saying these days is that "my system is better than yours therefore schools that operate in my country are therefore the best in the world". I guess I have to decamp to somewhere till further notice. Nationalism seems to be the order of the day. The truth is some people will never stop thinking about the old empire days. It has been over for more than six decades. Get over it. Even the nationals from the country up north, which have been living under the shadow of the United States is claiming that their system is also the best. If your system is the best, all that your countrymen have to do is to prove it to the world. Please ask yourself the following questions: Is my country the most industrialized country in the world? Has my country won more Nobel price than any other country? Is my country leading other counties in global business? If the answers to these three questions are “yes”, then your country probably has the best educational system in the world. Let's deal with the realities of the 21st. century and stop chasing the shadows of the centuries past. If discussion in this board continues to head in the current direction, many posters will loose interest in this forum. Please gentlemen (I assume that you are), lets keep it civil and to the point. Canada, U.K, and Australia are not the only countries in this planet.