The association between student math performance and subsequent economic grow is very strong. It suggests that if the United States could lift its performance to the level achieved by Canadians, the average U. S. paycheck might increase by 20 percent. In order to achieve this growth the U.S. will have to perform substantially better at the advanced level. Over 13 percent of the students in both Germany and in Canada are high flyers, while only about the 7 percent in the U.S. perform at the advanced level. In Asia, the percentage of advanced students escalates upward–to 16 percent in Japan, 20 percent in Korea, and 30 percent in Singapore.
This event will explore why the United States must do better if it wishes to enhance its economic strength.
September 12, 2013
12:30 PM – 2:30 PM ET
Overview: Endangering Prosperity
Paul E. Peterson
Henry Lee Shattuck Professor of Government, Harvard University
Professor of Economics, University of Munich and ifo Institute
Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Senior Advisor to the Secretary and Director of International Affairs
United States Department of Education
Commissioner of Education, New Jersey
Event is open to the public. Webcasting information will be available at http://www.brookings.edu/events
1775 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036
Brown Center on Education Policy
2013, Eric Hanushek, Paul E. Peterson and Ludger Woessmann
Foreword by Lawrence H. Summers
Endangering Prosperity: A Global View of the American School … Endangering Prosperity is a wake-up call for structural reform.