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Terrific: America Lags Behind 31 Other Countries in Mathematics

escrick Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 5:51 AM
When I read the comments and op-eds on, I am surprised that we are not far behind in most subjects. And, one more point--the far right seems to find joy in despising educators. Academics are routinely demonized. Germany in the 1930's used the same tactics.

I understand that we are more than $16 Trillion in debt and unemployment has been above eight percent for 43 straight months, but education reform is a moral imperative that cannot wait:

We have a crisis in our schools. This is not a new revelation, but it needs to be stated regardless, particularly at the start of another academic year and at a time when America is struggling to compete in the very fields — math, science, technology — that are defining the global economy. Consider that U.S. high school students graduate with just a 32 percent proficiency...