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Terrific: America Lags Behind 31 Other Countries in Mathematics

PhantomStranger Wrote: Sep 22, 2012 8:24 PM
"U.S. high school students graduate with just a 32 percent proficiency rate in math, according to a Harvard study — a figure that puts America behind 31 other countries, including Japan, Korea, Switzerland and Canada." America is also way behind in health care, including all the above-mentioned countries. But you won't fight about that because you'd rather complain about 'lazy' teachers than sick children & seniors.
tgwWhale Wrote: Sep 22, 2012 10:45 PM
Phantom Whacko Commie wrote: "America is also way behind in health care." Hogwash. Those types of ratings come invariably from outfits who downgrade us because we don't have gov't health care -- yet.
MudontheTires Wrote: Sep 22, 2012 8:36 PM
"America is also way behind in health care"

Tell that to the thousands of Canadians who come to America every year for healthcare.

Your attempt to turn this into a call for socialized medicine is a failure. Now get lost, you communist idiot.
Horribilus Wrote: Sep 22, 2012 8:29 PM
I'll talk about it. They have the same answer. Get the government out of it.
Gino2 Wrote: Sep 22, 2012 8:27 PM
Speaking of the other 68%. Stick to the subject genius!
brimley Wrote: Sep 22, 2012 8:26 PM
another lying POS

justwannasay Wrote: Sep 22, 2012 8:26 PM
you're right - let's not discuss the topic of the story - instead let's talk about health care

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...