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Closing the achievement gap would bolster U.S. economy
Closing the achievement gap would bolster U.S. economy

As an American, I am proud that our country leads the world in innovation and job creation. I am also aware that our success is leveraged on decisions we made more than a half century ago to invest in high-quality public education for all our children. Like most people, I am also well aware that our competitive edge in the global economy has begun to dull and rust in recent years. That is why I worry that our nation now trails behind small nations like Singapore in the academic preparation of our young people. According to one source, the United States ranks 17th, while Singapore ranks 5th. Earlier this month, the Center for American Progress (CAP) released a critical report on this...

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