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U.S. Education Must Keep up With China’s, India’s Bold Programs
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U.S. Education Must Keep up With China’s, India’s Bold Programs

Neera Tanden and Matt James explain why the United States must invest more in the education of the next generation in order to remain competitive economically.

The United States reclaimed the No. 1 spot in the medal count at the 2012 Olympic Games earlier this month, edging out China, the 2008 winner, but in the competition that really matters our nation may not be so successful in the coming decades.

That more important race to educate our children and our workforce to out-compete the rest of the world in an intensely competitive global economy pits us against China and India, both of which are investing heavily in education to gain a long-distance edge over the United States while we handicap our chances with short-sighted policy disputes and political paralysis.

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 (Neera Tanden)

Neera Tanden

Former President and CEO of the Center for American Progress