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Author LinkHanushek, Eric A.(Eric Alan),1943-
Title LinkEndangering prosperity : a global view of the American school / Eric A. Hanushek, Paul E. Peterson, Ludger Woessmann.
Distribution Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, [2013]
Description xii, 147 pages :  illustrations ;  23 cm.
Type of Material Book
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 121-140) and index.
Contents 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.
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.
Subject LinkEducation -- United States -- Public opinion.
LinkPublic schools -- United States -- Public opinion.
LinkEducation -- Aims and objectives -- United States.
LinkEducation -- Economic aspects -- United States.
LinkAcademic achievement -- Economic aspects.
LinkEconomic development -- Effect of education on.
LinkComparative education.
LinkEducation and globalization.

System Number 000674670
ISBN Link9780815703730 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Link0815703732 (pbk. : alk. paper)

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