Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Uproar In American Education

  
Anonymous said...
The following CNN video interview is worth watching. It's inspiring to see that there are intelligent people and organizations out there speaking for students who understand that teacher union practices and tenure are are the scourge of American education.  12/07/2010 10:13 PM

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PISA Test Scores: Stunning Outcome As Shanghai Tops List
PISA scores are on a scale, with 500 as the average. Two-thirds of students in participating countries score between 400 and 600. On the math test last year, students in Shanghai scored 600, in Singapore 562, in Germany 513, and in the United States 487.

In reading, Shanghai students scored 556, ahead of second-place Korea with 539. The United States scored 500 and came in 17th, putting it on par with students in the Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, Germany, France, the United Kingdom and several other countries.

In science, Shanghai students scored 575. In second place was Finland, where the average score was 554. The United States scored 502 — in 23rd place — with a performance indistinguishable from Poland, Ireland, Norway, France and several other countries.

SCATS ~~ To say the United States has lost its competitive edge in world academic arenas would be a gross understatement! If you ask a Greece teacher, it's ALL the parent's fault.
   

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

One more reason we need that smart Hubbard guy, (quoted again in today's paper) to once again run for the school board.

Anonymous said...

Actually, it's the culture's fault. Walk through Olympia and tell me the students there come from a culture that values education.

SCATS said...

To 6:54PM ~~ I saw Olympia on the news tonight. There's NOTHING to see there. Move right along ... ;)

Anonymous said...

Remember when you all thought Oberg was the answer to your prayers? Careful what you ask for (Hubbard) - you may just get it.

SCATS said...

To 4:54AM ~~ Thank you for giving us perspective. Yes, Oberg has been a disappointment for sure. I'll still take him over another Boily yes-man anyday. Either Hubbard would never be worse than Roger Dodger and his crew of political clowns. ;)