“How can the quality of education in grades K-12 in the American educational system be improved?” One of my assumptions is that, in comparison to many other countries, our educational system is not competitive in the global market. “If we want to provide America with an educational system that ensures they cannot compete in the global market, we would give them the one they have,” one writer suggested. You are free to challenge this assumption in your discussion, but please do so with solid evidence. Some information you might want to look up on the internet is as follows:

1. What is the average per-student expenditure for public education in the United States?

2. What is the average spending per student in other industrialized countries?

3. What is it?

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