The United States won more medals than any other country in the 2012 Olympics. But where do we stand in the competition that really matters –the competition to prepare the next generation to succeed? The U.S. is slipping compared to other countries. In fact, by 2030, China will have 200 million college graduates—more than the entire U.S. workforce—and by 2020 India will be graduating four times as many college graduates as the United States.
This infographic illustrates the findings of a joint report by the Center for the Next Generation and the Center for American Progress, The Competition that Really Matters: Comparing U.S., Chinese, and Indian Investments in the Next Generation Workforce. Results from the Center for the Next Generation’s accompanying public opinion survey are also featured.
Infographic Design: B
I like the design for this infographic because it has a fun young look to the design. It looks like it is written on a notebook and it almost looks like someone doodle the images. I think that is a great way to take some pretty important information and make it appeal to the younger generation who this material is for.
Infographic Information: B+
The information is great because it has clear statistics which are always fun to read. The information is listed and bulleted which makes it easier for readers to follow. I really like the information in this infogrpahic because it really makes me think about how the U.S.A could be a leader in global education if we work together as a country to fix the education system. I like the last bit of information because it is a check list of what we can do moving forward to help with the problem.
Infographic provided by the Center for the Next Generation