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The economic impact of the achievement gap in America’s schools

McKinsey's research finds that the education achievement gap in the United States imposes the economic equivalent of a permanent recession on the nation.

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4 Responses to “An audio interview with Ayesha Khanna”

  1. solaris says:

    Our systems of education, our transfer of knowledge, is predicated on the primacy of Reason over metaphysical/religious knowing, and this is a prerequisite for successful transformation of the way of thinking which leads to modernity. Only once this basic bedrock of understanding the world is internalized can societies progress. The Arab states, esp. the Gulf states, have failed to take this first step.

  2. Richard says:

    A nice model.

  3. lombardy says:

    I’m not sure there’s a lurking threat to publisher sales. They issue new editions for major textbooks every three our four years. Wouldn’t that restock the demand curve for new books from the rental market?

    Also, the rental market is flattening and may possibly be in decline. Several major direct to student rental businesses have closed. The marketing costs for these businesses are extremely high. It’s unlikely that anyone but Amazon can weather this.

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