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THOUGHT LEADER, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIST AND MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL MR. JIM SMITH ENERGIZES NATIONAL CONVERSATION ON EDUCATION

LARGO, MD (USA) – 6 April 2013 -- While many parents, educators, school administrators, and businesses, are alarmed about the glaring flaws in the American education system, Jim Smith, is energizing the national conversation on education and transforming America’s schools.

The Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development’s (“OECD) Programme for International Student Assessment (“PISA”), headquartered in Paris, issues a report every three years assessing the reading, mathematics, and science skills of the world’s 15 year olds in 70 countries. The PISA Report indicated that, in 2009, the United States had an overall ranking of 14th out of 34 OECD countries for reading skills, 17th for science skills, and a below-average 25th ranking for mathematics.  The 2012 PISA Report will provide a ranking for the United States will be released in December 2013.

 Reports like this one are why Jim Smith, after graduating from the Wharton School of Business in 2007, has devoted his life and…