The failure of US public schools to thoroughly prepare their students for a globalized world is undermining American national security, a blue-ribbon task force warned Tuesday, the AFP reports. In a 121-page report issued by the Council on Foreign Relations, a New York think tank, the 31-member panel said military muscle no longer suffices to ensure a nation's safety and prosperity.

"Rather, national security today is closely linked with human capital, and the human capital of a nation is as strong or as weak as its public schools," said the report, titled "US Education Reform and National Security."

On the whole, "too...

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