Good Education

Part of the transparency section of Good Magazine, this short video commissioned by ED in '08 highlights details behind America's ranking in public education.

In 2002, UNICEF compared public education in 24 nations around the world. The U.S. ranked 18th. So what's the problem? Are we spending enough per student? Are students spending enough time in school?

America needs to do some extra credit if its public education system is going to stay competitive.

To boost America’s economy we must focus on strengthening K-12 education.

Why? Economists estimate that if America raises student skills closer to that of European nations, the U.S. economy would grow by an additional 5% over 30 years resulting in an extra $1.5 trillion in 2037 alone—more than triple current U.S. spending on K-12 public education.

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