Business leaders are increasingly concerned about the United States' ability to keep pace economically with countries such as China and India. They, along with leaders from education, government, and the nonprofit sector, called last week for combining their K-12 education efforts to better prepare students for the workplace.
Participants at a conference organized by Jobs for the Future, a Boston-based nonprofit group, pointed to what they described as the United States' poor showings on international tests in mathematics and science.
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