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China Stomps USA In International Education Test
Liberty Juice ^ | 12/08/2010 | Chris Bounds

Posted on 12/08/2010 5:58:45 AM PST by ChrisBoundsTX

The results are in for the 2009 Program for International Students Assessment test of 15 year olds students from 65 different countries.

The assessment included math, science, and reading tests. So how did the the United States of America do in the results tally? Not well at all. Here is a look at our placement in the tests and a few countries that embarrassingly scored better:

Reading - 17th: Shanghai and Hong Kong, china, Belgium, Estonia, Iceland

Science - 23rd(One Point Above Average): Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Macao, China, Estonia, Liechtenstein, Slovenia, Hungary

Math - 31st (Below Average): Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Macao, China, Taiwan, Liechtenstein, Estonia, Iceland, Denmark, Slovenia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Luxembourg,

Click here for the complete results chart.

Now that you've been pumped up with excitement of how your hard earned tax dollars that fund public education and the multitude of government run education initiatives are going, I'd like to share a few things with you again.

First, this little girl is going to tell you what she learned after a full year in school:

Video

Interesting, huh? We did place best in reading so maybe that little girl is in one of the bad luck schools. Ok, fine. Let's take a look at this chart from Andrew Coulson at the Cato Institute which shows federal spending per student and test score results since 1970:

Chart

Does that chart bake your noodle? With that kind of skyrocketing expense you'd expect some results, right?

Well, the Department of Education may be getting a $4 billion funding increase in 2011. Why not, just look at the results so far! No wonder we did so poorly in math.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Education; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: china; education; test

1 posted on 12/08/2010 5:58:51 AM PST by ChrisBoundsTX
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To: ChrisBoundsTX

Here’s the associated video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ene7IFKzXYo&feature=player_embedded


2 posted on 12/08/2010 6:00:31 AM PST by humblegunner (Blogger Overlord)
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To: ChrisBoundsTX

Yes, but how do Chinese students feel about themselves? Is their self-esteem nurtured? I mean, what is the true purpose of education after all?


3 posted on 12/08/2010 6:03:05 AM PST by steelyourfaith (ObamaCare Death Panels: a Final Solution to the looming Social Security crisis ?)
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To: ChrisBoundsTX

Ah...but I’ll bet the USA had to include a diverse population with a strict statistical quota of all groups, including one-armed Hotentots, whereas the Asians were all Asian. If our Asians competed against their Asians, we would rank higher.


4 posted on 12/08/2010 6:04:59 AM PST by kittymyrib
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To: humblegunner

close public schools. Make teachers pay back the tax payers.


5 posted on 12/08/2010 6:06:45 AM PST by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: ChrisBoundsTX

I’m not surprised at all at how horribly bad our school system’s are. I work with people who’ve never heard of Auschwitz before and these are college age people. Are children are woefully ignorant of most anything except twitter and facebook, and not enough adults care anymore to make a difference.


7 posted on 12/08/2010 6:10:50 AM PST by eak3
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To: kittymyrib
Some bias has been revealed in this report. What a surprise.

The Chinese results were hand picked from a Shanghai school. I would be willing to bet that rural results would have brought the average way down.

Of course the reverse is true in the US. If you throw out the results from the lowest 20-30 failing urban school districts, the marks go way up.

This is no revelation. The urban US school districts are absolute cesspools run by cleptocrats.

8 posted on 12/08/2010 6:13:32 AM PST by Former Proud Canadian (How do I change my screen name now that we have the most conservative government in the world?)
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To: ChrisBoundsTX

How do the private school and home schooled American kids fair?

Frankly, over half of the public schools are now more than baby sitting warehouses for parental dolts who care less about their kids education than they do their next shoe purchase.


9 posted on 12/08/2010 6:23:10 AM PST by SampleMan (If all of the people currently oppressed shared a common geography, bullets would already be flying.)
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To: ChrisBoundsTX

Make unions illegal and fire teachers that don’t care and won’t teach. There are plenty of good teachers out there, most are not allowed to do their jobs.


10 posted on 12/08/2010 6:34:45 AM PST by McGavin999 ("I was there when we had the numbers, but didn't have the principles"-Jim DeMint)
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To: SampleMan

Everybody knows that the test is “culturally biased”.


11 posted on 12/08/2010 6:34:49 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: ChrisBoundsTX

In China, going to school is not a “white thang”.


12 posted on 12/08/2010 6:36:40 AM PST by tacticalogic
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To: ChrisBoundsTX

Here are a couple of points:
1. Federal spending on education is a waste of time and money. Education is run at the local level and that is where you need the money.
2. Canada has relatively good scores across the board and they have as diverse and urban a population as we do. What do they do that we don’t?


13 posted on 12/08/2010 6:37:27 AM PST by JeanLM
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To: SampleMan

That would be an interesting study to read. We know private and home schooled kids do far better than public schools.


14 posted on 12/08/2010 6:40:35 AM PST by ChrisBoundsTX
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To: ChrisBoundsTX

Chicoms got no DOE.


15 posted on 12/08/2010 6:59:03 AM PST by Happy Rain
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To: humblegunner

In other News, A Wayne County Circuit Court judge has ruled in favor of the Detroit School Board, finding that emergency financial manager Robert Bobb overstepped the bounds of his authority by trying to control the academic plans for Detroit Public Schools along with financial matters....

Do you the the judge even knows how to use the internet to find out about the Shanghai results? She is probably just part of the old Kwami/Coleman Young structure.

(He is appealing the ruling... where is Superman?)


16 posted on 12/08/2010 7:12:06 AM PST by epluribus_2
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To: ChrisBoundsTX
We know private and home schooled kids do far better than public schools.

To be honest many if not most private schools cherry pick the better students...and they can decline a student for various reasons so their stat's are higher.

The public schools have to take anyone..good or bad. Smart or dumb.

I'm not familiar with home schoolers system but I expect there is some areas where you cannot compare them to public schools as well..kids who the parents have a problem with go back to the public school.

17 posted on 12/08/2010 7:17:17 AM PST by hoyt-clagwell (5:00 AM Gym Crew)
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To: ChrisBoundsTX

Are there teacher’s unions in China? Is China over run by illegal immigrants that can’t speak Chinese?


18 posted on 12/08/2010 7:33:48 AM PST by drypowder
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To: SampleMan
How do the private school and home schooled American kids fair?

Fail. (Were you looking for the verb fare?)

19 posted on 12/08/2010 7:52:18 AM PST by Moltke ('Tis very strange. - Hamlet)
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To: humblegunner
Thanks for posting the video.

I won't leave FR for some blog just to see an embedded video.

20 posted on 12/08/2010 8:20:15 AM PST by Allegra (Pablo is very wily.)
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To: Moltke

I’ve never really thought that Webster would catch on. I’m more of a 17th century man of letters with my spelyng.


21 posted on 12/08/2010 10:53:55 AM PST by SampleMan (If all of the people currently oppressed shared a common geography, bullets would already be flying.)
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To: hoyt-clagwell
I’m sure it is true in many cases that private schools have strict standards for admission. Even still a study with their performance vs. the top performers in public schools would be interesting. I’m not sure if that has been done before. I do know that private schools have been largely successful. The school voucher program is good evidence that they perform better than public schools. Glenn Beck did a good job laying out the statistics in Arguing with Idiots. Its not surprising why Obama killed the program in D.C. He has to keep the failing public schools well funded to keep the Democrat voting bloc happy. Home schooling is another issue along the lines of private schools. Home schooled students have skyrocket – specifically in Texas. I’ll leave you to ponder why that number has jumped. A little on home schooling and private schools here.
22 posted on 12/08/2010 12:47:08 PM PST by ChrisBoundsTX
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To: SampleMan
I’ve never really thought that Webster would catch on. I’m more of a 17th century man of letters with my spelyng.

Wouldn't have mentioned it if this were not one of those education-themed threads.

I always respect a Renaissance man in this day and age!

23 posted on 12/08/2010 2:19:15 PM PST by Moltke ('Tis very strange. - Hamlet)
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To: ChrisBoundsTX
Unionize the Chinese teachers. That will eff 'em up real good, dumb them right down to Chicago levels of illiteracy.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

24 posted on 12/08/2010 2:34:10 PM PST by The Comedian (Government: Saving people from freedom since time immemorial.)
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To: ChrisBoundsTX
This kind of international contests is one of Chinese government's national projects - one of the communist government's showcases. Of course these children would do very well. Remember those Chinese Olympic gymnasts? They are all part of national projects which Chinese government depends on to spread its nationalism.
25 posted on 12/08/2010 7:55:43 PM PST by mulan (Molon Labe,)
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