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Terrific: America Lags Behind 31 Other Countries in Mathematics

South Side Of Chicago Wrote: Sep 22, 2012 10:07 PM
Did the international education expert ever stop to consider that many of the nations who are beating us in mathematics also have unionized teachers with high salaries? So what's the real problem?
chipsmydog Wrote: Sep 22, 2012 10:22 PM
The real problem? America has a moral problem. You could say that the priorities and the mind set of many Americas is rebellious and undisciplined.
We major in the minors and minor in the majors.
The character of America has erroded, if you prefer, and we are in decline in all important societal categories.
The answer is Jesus Christ, always.
Words Wrote: Sep 22, 2012 10:13 PM
Where are you getting that data? I've looked up international comparisons of salaries, and it looks like the US is #1 in income. Many of the other top scoring countries work longer days, and have a longer calendar year.
mary anne24 Wrote: Sep 22, 2012 10:12 PM
Actually, quite a few teachers I know have taught in other countries and there was no union and they made like no money. So I will have to check what countries have teacher unions.
Jerry1 Wrote: Sep 22, 2012 10:10 PM
There is NO comparison, I bet they get half the salary, are paid for performance,work 30 years or more, and do not get a pension.

deal with it.

Jerry1 Wrote: Sep 22, 2012 10:11 PM
Carlos7 Wrote: Sep 22, 2012 10:09 PM
Democrats ... they tell the black kids not to "act white".

It's a real problem in the inner cities.

No Snitchin' either!

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...