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The authors define 'prepared for the future' in terms of 'a minimum proficiency level in reading and mathematics' combined with 'completion rates' to reach their overall conclusions. The results are that "While 90% of children and adolescents in Europe and North America are prepared for the future and 75% in Eastern and South-eastern Asia, less than 10% in sub-Saharan Africa can say the same." This to me argues less for a reform of the education system and more for a reform of the global economic system. But I would imagine they're not allowed to say that, so 'reform the education system' it is. Here's the new UIS data that formed the basis for this article.

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