Published Online: September 16, 2014
Published in Print: September 17, 2014, as Harvard Survey Reveals Pessimism About K-12

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Harvard Survey Reveals Pessimism About K-12

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A survey of nearly 2,000 Harvard Business School alumni reveals continued pessimism about the United States' future economic competitiveness and the quality of its schools.

In a report released last week, the business school indicated that 47 percent of its alumni expect a deterioration in U.S. competitiveness over the next three years, and they saw little improvement in the K-12 education system, which contributes to the country's competitive position as it prepares students who will enter the workforce.

The alumni said they saw only small signs of progress in the United States' K-12 system—a modest level of improvement that puts education on par with the U.S. tax code, political system, and regulatory policy—in the respondents' views of how much those areas have improved in the same period.

Vol. 34, Issue 04, Pages 4-5

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