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Enhancing U.S. Education and Competitiveness

Author: Arne Duncan
November/December 2010
Foreign Affairs


U.S. students now compete throughout their careers with their peers in other countries. But thinking of the future as a contest among countries vying to get larger pieces of a finite economic pie is a recipe for protectionism and global strife. Instead, Americans must realize that expanding educational attainment everywhere is the best way to grow the pie for all.

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