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Terrific: America Lags Behind 31 Other Countries in Mathematics

NotYetHome Wrote: Sep 22, 2012 8:44 PM
Hasnt worked, but something different tried as the status quo failed. Even Ted Kennedy realized this. But I get the Bush bashing angle, it's all his fault. Cant leave w/out commenting on your Republican/Creationism shot. Are we to believe that chance or randomness begat the deterministic laws of nature? Teach kids how to think ,certainly science and math require logic, deduction,etc., and maybe they'll perform better.

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...