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[caption id="attachment_9630" align="alignright" width="378"] Source: The World Economic Forum. (2012). The Global Competitiveness Report: 2012-2013.[/caption] Recently, the World Economic Forum (WEF) released their 2012-2013 Global Competitiveness Report.  In this report, the WEF ranks 144 countries based on a global competitiveness index; their definition of competitiveness encompasses...

Cross-posted on Education Week Ray Marshall, Secretary of Labor in the Carter administration is a distinguished labor economist - and personal friend - who long ago decided that education is perhaps the most important key to broadly shared prosperity in modern industrial economies. So he has...

Cross-posted on Education Week David Brooks is, in my view, one of the most thoughtful and well-informed columnists writing today. So I was delighted to see that he had written a piece on the Chicago teachers' strike. Delighted, that is, until I saw what had written. In...

Cross-posted on Education Week Of course you know what STEM stands for: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. It's an acronym, signifying a program and a national priority. The argument for its centrality is simple. Our economy is technology-driven. The strength of that economy depends on our...