India needs investment to be a global education superpower
PTI Feb 8, 2014, 10.43PM IST…India needs investment to be a global education superpower…BANGALORE: Former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan today said India’s goal of becoming a global education superpower and its continued strong economic growth cannot be achieved without significant investment and effort. Continue reading
Underfunding is a key component of the US education crisis.
The U.S. education system is slipping behind other nations, and the widening achievement gap between rich and poor students is threatening the country’s global competitiveness, according to a new report from the Council on Foreign Relations.
The report, titled “Renewing America Progress Report and Scorecard,” lays blame at the fact school spending is distributed unequally in the United States.
While the U.S. funds its schools from property taxes on the local community — which often means more money goes to schools in high-income areas where homes are worth the most — most other developed nations divide school funding centrally by enrollment, i.e. the money is allocated evenly on a per-head basis.
“The real scourge of the U.S. education system — and its greatest competitive weakness — is the deep and growing achievement gap between socioeconomic groups that begins early and lasts through a student’s academic career,” said Rebecca Strauss, one of the report’s authors.
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The Educational Crisis in America Part II…education in America is in a state of emergency. The 1988 Democrat presidential candidate Michael Dukakis said that the awful state of education in America was at the heart of all that was wrong with America. Continue reading