The US would need to make drastic changes in its education system to catch up to
other nations. It would also require a greater commitment from parents,
educators and students. Its hard to compete with countries that have more seat
time instruction and higher individual accountability. In the Philippines
students spend 210 days in school compared to 180 we have in Utah. Even the
higher education system there is more demanding requiring full-time study
(typically 9 hours or more daily six days a week).