Education policy experts sound alarm over America’s ability to compete

December 19, 2008

By hammersmith

Underscoring the link between a world-class education and a sound U.S. economy, leading education experts issued a report offering sweeping recommendations to internationally benchmark educational performance.

“The report, “Benchmarking for Success: Ensuring U.S. Students Receive a World-class Education” released by the International Benchmarking Advisory Group, provides states a roadmap for benchmarking their K–12 education systems against those of top-performing nations. The report explains the urgent need for action and outlines what states and the federal government must do to ensure U.S. students receive a world-class education that provides expanded opportunities for college and career success. The Advisory Group was convened by three of the nation’s leading education policy organizations—the National Governors Association, Council of Chief State School Officers and Achieve, Inc.—and consists of governors, state commissioners of education, representatives from the business community, researchers, former federal officials and current state and local officials.

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