The article, "Can American Students get smart?," by Solomon Friedberg of Boston College, appeared this week.
The lead paragraph:
The latest international test scores of 15-year-olds are in, and the results are appalling. The Program for International Student Assessment, or PISA, found that the United States — the most affluent country in the world — failed to rank in the top 20 in any category. In math — the subject most critical for careers in high-paying science, technology and engineering fields — slightly more than a quarter of U.S. students scored below baseline proficiency
But we shouldn't have been surprised. This year's scores were comparable to results over the last decade...
2759. arkymalarky - 12/15/2013 3:55:30 AM
Other countries dump the types of students we measure. Instead of being proud of our system--the most egalitarian in the history of the world--we wring our hands over the failure of our system, which is simply untrue. Compare top to top. That's all that matters in terms of international comparisons.
2760. robertjayb - 12/15/2013 4:44:23 PM
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2763. judithathome - 8/15/2014 9:20:25 PM
Okay, I was trying to see how to post a line in color...went to the "hints" link below and IT had a link...which, when you click on it, is broken.
2764. wabbit - 8/15/2014 9:27:29 PM
I don't have access to the server anymore, so I can't change that link. The one in the sidebar works.
2765. judithathome - 8/16/2014 2:25:37 AM
I'm feeling a little green around the gills
2766. arkymalarky - 8/16/2014 5:37:13 PM
I'm green with envy!
2767. robertjayb - 11/4/2014 5:24:10 AM
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2769. wabbit - 3/15/2015 7:45:12 PM