Competing Globally? Reforming America's Education

Studies show that American K-12 students are average at best when compared to their counterparts in many industrialized countries in math, science and literacy — and America's poor and minority students lag far behind. Developing nations including China and India are rapidly boosting the number young people getting a high quality education. In a world where knowledge and jobs can cross borders and low-cost educated labor is readily available, what does the nation need to do to help all young Americans compete in the global economy?

Festival: 2008

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