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The Educational System in the United States is supposed to provide our children with a solid foundation to build on for the future. Well educated citizens improve the labor force of the country and contribute positively to a stronger, more stable economy. The United States spends more on public education than other major developed nation but it is not reflected in high school graduation rates or test scores in Math, Reading and Science. OEDC, a Paris-based organization which produces an annual review of industrialized nations, reported that the United States ended up in the middle of the pack on Math, Reading and Science scores and was below the international average in high school graduation rates.

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Education and Its Economic ImpactDana R. CumboResearch and Writing English 215Professor McClureStrayer UniversityOctober 4, 2015The Educational System in the United States is supposed to provide our children with a solid foundation to build on for the future. Well educated citizens improve the labor force of the country and contribute positively to a stronger, more stable economy. The United States spends more on public education than other major developed nation but it is not reflected in high school graduation rates or test scores in Math, Reading and Science. OEDC, a Paris-based organization which produces an annual review of industrialized nations, reported that the United States ended up in the middle of the pack on Math, Reading and Science scores and was below the international average in high school graduation rates.K-12 EDUCATIONComparison of Education Systems in Developed CountriesUnited States has almost 99,000 elementary schools and approximately 50 million children attend elementary and secondary school. Education spending in the United States is 5.7% of the GDP compared to 1.9% of the GDP in China. The three main subjects of study used for comparison are Reading, Math and Science. China out-performed the United States in all three subjects. Reading score in the US is 500 compared to 556 in China; Math score in the US is 487 compared to 600 in China and the US scored 502 in Science compared to 575 in China.In China, approx

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