CNN.com reports that a new, high-profile panel named the new Commission on the Skills of the American Workforce warned on Thursday that U.S. workers will lose more jobs overseas and see a decrease in their standard of living unless dramatic changes are taken to alter how children in the United States are educated. The panel called U.S. schools “outdated” and added that they are failing to prepare students for the realities of competition in the global economy. The panel proposes that high school end at the 10th grade for many students and teacher pension plans get scrapped in favor of higher pay and 401 (k) plans. The group wants to end high school in 10th grade so that students can take exams and attend community college, or in other instances, stay in school and study for more advanced tests that can place them in a four-year college. Similar systems are in place in other nations…