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Putting the World into World-Class Education: A National Imperative and a State and Local Responsibility

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Publication Date: December 2008

Publisher(s): Council of Chief State School Officers; Committee for Economic Development; Alliance for Excellent Education; Asia Society

Special Collection: Presidential Advisory

Topic: Education (Education policy and planning)

Keywords: Presidential transition; Global competence; International education

Type: Report

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

Substantial and strategic new investments are needed in human capital, research, and proven practices and a federal, state, and local partnership must be created that focuses national attention on redesigning our schools for the 21st century. The purpose of this partnership must be clear: to ensure our nation's long-term economic competitiveness and national security by dramatically upgrading the skills of our graduates.