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Short Sighted: How America's Lack of Attention to International Education Studies Impedes Improvement

Abstract

"U.S. Olympic teams don't ignore the gains made by their competitors;" said Bob Wise, president of the Alliance for Excellent Education and former governor of West Virginia, "nor can the United States ignore international education gains. In a world where our nation's ability to continue winning the global economic competition is so closely tied to the educational preparation of our citizens, the United States cannot afford to bury its head in the sand and ignore the innovations in education that occur outside of its borders."

The report provides recommendations to the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Congress for immediately increasing participation in international comparisons that could boost student performance."

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