The Crisis in Education: Practical, Cost-Effective Solutions

26 Pages Posted: 26 Nov 2013 Last revised: 29 Nov 2013

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Hershey H. Friedman

City University of New York - Department of Business Management

William Hampton-Sosa

City University of New York - Department of Finance

Linda Weiser Friedman

Baruch College, CUNY - Zicklin School of Business; CUNY - The Graduate Center

Date Written: November 25, 2013

Abstract

Evidence is mounting that the United States is losing its edge as a world leader when it comes to educating its citizens. It now ranks 13th in college graduation rates. In a recent 24-country Survey of Adult Skills, the U.S. ranked 16th in literary proficiency and 21st in numeracy proficiency. Without an intervention, the United States will continue to lose its ability to compete in the global knowledge economy. The authors offer some practical, cost-effective solutions that include expanding early childhood education programs, changing the school calendar, and online learning.

Keywords: crisis in education, online education, graduation rate, home schooling, creativity in education, early childhood education, Oklahoma Project, flipped classes.

JEL Classification: C00, C10, C40, I20, L15, L21, L82, L86, M31, M37, O3

Suggested Citation

Friedman, Hershey H. and Hampton-Sosa, William and Friedman, Linda Weiser, The Crisis in Education: Practical, Cost-Effective Solutions (November 25, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2359677 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2359677

Hershey H. Friedman (Contact Author)

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William Hampton-Sosa

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Linda Weiser Friedman

Baruch College, CUNY - Zicklin School of Business ( email )

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