Report: Preschool Investments Critical for Global Competitiveness
Education Week (blog)
A non-partisan think tank says that we should look to India and China as examples of what the United States needs to do to educate our kids so they will become competitive in the global workforce. In a new report released this week, The Competition That Really Matters, the Center for American Progress points out that China and India have "ambitious national strategies of investing and promoting improved educational outcomes for children to strengthen their positions as contenders in the global economy." The United States, on the other hand, lacks "a coherent national policy for boosting student outcomes," the report said, noting that a lack of political will and uneven progress on the state level don't help matters.
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