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Hanushek, Eric A. (Eric Alan), 1943-
Endangering prosperity : a global view of the American school / Eric A. Hanushek, Paul E. Peterson, Ludger Woessmann
Alternate Title Global view of the American school
Production, publication, distribution, manufacture, copyright Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, [2013]
©2013
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  LA217.2 .H36 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Education -- United States -- Public opinion
Public schools -- United States -- Public opinion
Education -- Aims and objectives -- United States
Education -- Economic aspects -- United States
Academic achievement -- Economic aspects
Economic development -- Effect of education on
Comparative education
Education and globalization
Physical Description xii, 147 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 121-140) and index
Summary "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"-- Provided by publisher
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

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