The global commonalities in all aspects of the education and employment pipeline are clearly evident in the article. Without doubt, a major challenge for all of us will be ensuring that access to education at all levels is a fundamental right for all people. Education must be a basic human right, or else we cannot expect to create a better, most just, peaceful world. Your pulling evidence from your travels that the concerns and fears, as well as aspirations, of students are the same everywhere reminds those of us in the U.S. (and similarly situated other countries) that we do not have a lock on either aspiration or achievement of students. If anything, your article shows how much we all need to work together to create the educational outcomes we desire. Thanks for a great, thoughtful article.