their recent newsletter announcing the release, Asia Society framed the issue this way:
“Even as the United States tackles the immediate economic crisis, our long-term economic competitiveness and ability to deal with global challenges is being undermined because America is not sufficiently preparing its next generation for the interconnected world of the 21st Century."
The statement's authors then offered up the following suggestions:
“The United States must benchmark its educational system against international standards and
practices; redesign high schools to prepare graduates who are college-ready and
globally competent; invest in teacher training in international subject matter;
expand national capacity for learning world languages, particularly Chinese and
Arabic; and expand international teacher and student exchange programs.”
Tell Us: What do you think of the report? Is anything missing? What challenges might the new administration face in implementing the prescriptions outlined?