Czech Republic 12.5
United States 18.0
United Kingdom 18.2
Not everyone can be #1, but look at some of the countries ahead of US, like the Czech Republic, Hungary, Austria...
You can access the full report here.
The e-mail also included information about Cost Effective Investments in Children, from the Brookings Institute.
Quoted from the website:
America's future economic well-being will benefit from targeted investments to ensure that children have the skills to become tomorrow's adult workers, caregivers, taxpayers, and citizens. Target areas for a package of proposals totaling about $25 billion annually and $133 billion over a five-year period are the following:
- High-quality early childhood education programs for three- and four-year-old children ($94 billion over five years);
- Nurse home-visiting programs to promote sound prenatal care and the healthy development of infants and toddlers ($14 billion over five years);
- School reform with an emphasis on programs in high-poverty elementary schools that improve the acquisition of basic skills for all students ($17 billion over five years); and
- Programs that reduce the incidence of teenage pregnancy ($8 billion over five years).
Think about that for a second... invest $25 billion or lose $500 billion... I'm not a financial guru, but that seems pretty easy math to me!