The state of the nation’s education system is becoming a national security issue and could leave the U.S. unprepared to respond to military threats and compete in a global economy, according to a new task force report from the Council on Foreign Relations.

“Though educational attainment has not changed significantly, demands on the workforce have increased, making success less attainable for many Americans,” the task force, co-chaired by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Joel Klein, a former New York City school chancellor, concluded in their report released Tuesday.

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