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How Has American Education Fared Since the Boston Bruins’ Last Title in 1972?

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June 17, 2011 08:07 pm


Earlier this week, the Boston Bruins defeated the Vancouver Canucks for hockey’s Stanley Cup. The championship was the Bruins’ first since 1972. But how has the American education system fared during the Bruins’ drought? As Bob Wise, president of the Alliance for Excellent Education and former governor of West Virginia, explains in the video below, about as well as the Bruins did–not good.

Forty years ago, the United States led the world in high school graduation rates and college graduation rates. Since that time, the U.S. has steadily slipped further down those rankings. Watch Gov. Wise’s video to learn why America could take some lessons from Canada when it comes to preparing students for college and careers.

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