Behind the Headline: The Vital Link of Education and Prosperity

On Top of the News

9/11/13 | Wall Street Journal

Behind the Headline
Is The U.S. Catching Up?
Fall 2012 | Education Next

In a Wall Street Journal op-ed, Paul Peterson and Eric Hanushek use data from 50 countries over 50 years to show how improvements in educational achievement lead to economic gains.

The op-ed is based on their new book, Endangering Prosperity: A Global View of the American School, co-authored with Ludger Woessmann. The authors discussed their book at an event at Brookings on September 11, Is Our Stagnant School System Endangering Our Future Prosperity?

Peterson and Hanushek described international and state trends in student achievement in an article appearing in the Fall 2012 issue of Education Next.

-Education Next

Last Updated


Notify Me When Education Next

Posts a Big Story

Business + Editorial Office

Program on Education Policy and Governance
Harvard Kennedy School
79 JFK Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone (617) 496-5488
Fax (617) 496-4428

For subscription service to the printed journal
Phone (617) 496-5488

Copyright © 2024 President & Fellows of Harvard College