Shanghai 15 Year Olds: More Evidence of US Demise?

There is a declining culture of education in the US compared to many Asian countries.  Our students study less and with lower results.  Many first-year university students don’t read and can’t write a coherent paragraph.

“I know skeptics will want to argue with the results, but we consider them to be accurate and reliable, and we have to see them as a challenge to get better,” he added. “The United States came in 23rd or 24th in most subjects. We can quibble, or we can face the brutal truth that we’re being out-educated.”

via In PISA Test, Top Scores From Shanghai Stun Experts – NYTimes.com.

About Stephen E. McGaughey
International consultant in economic development programs and projects

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