Emerging economic powers China and India are heavily investing in educating the world’s future workers while we squabble about punishing teachers and coddling children." The author goes on to describe conditions in US and compares them to China and India. Some highlights:
• Half of U.S. children get no early childhood education, and we have no national strategy to increase enrollment.
• More than a quarter of U.S. children have a chronic health condition, such as obesity or asthma, threatening their capacity to learn
More than 22 percent of U.S. children lived in poverty in 2010, up from about 17 percent in 2007.• More than half of U.S. postsecondary students drop out without receiving a degree.