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Endangering prosperity : a global view of the American school

Author: Eric A Hanushek; Paul E Peterson; Ludger Woessmann
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, [2013]
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"Compares the performance of American schools with that of other countries against the background of an increasingly globalizing world, introducing new competition for talent, markets, capital, and opportunity, and shows mixed results for U.S. students and recommends areas where American schools and education should be improved"--
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Hanushek, Eric A. (Eric Alan), 1943-
Endangering prosperity.
Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, [2013]
(DLC) 2013013783
(OCoLC)849740699
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eric A Hanushek; Paul E Peterson; Ludger Woessmann
ISBN: 9780815722717 0815722710 1299705839 9781299705838
OCLC Number: 852149456
Description: 1 online resource (xii pages, 147 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Foreword / Lawrence H. Summers --
1. An economic future imperiled --
2. Human capital and economic prosperity --
3. A global view of U.S. student proficiency rates --
4. U.S. advanced performance in global perspective --
5. Economic benefits of higher performance --
6. A global view of growth in U.S. achievement --
7. Substantive concerns and political obstacles --
Appendixes --
A. Methodology for comparing U.S. and international performance --
B. Two measures of reading proficiency.
Responsibility: Eric A. Hanushek, Paul E. Peterson, Ludger Woessmann.

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