Skip to comments.24 Countries That Have Smarter Children Than America
Posted on 12/07/2010 7:43:56 AM PST by SeekAndFind
America's children rate embarrassingly low again on the latest round of scholastic tests from the OECD.
The Program for International Student Assessment, which is released every three years, tests 15-year-old students in reading, math and science.
Basically, America earned a "C." We tied the OECD average rating of 496. Teenagers in East Asia and Europe scored significantly higher.
There's one caveat to these scores. Some countries test a irregularly narrow sample of kids. Like China -- which we're not counting in our ranking because its sample of 5,100 Shanghai teenagers scored ridiculously high.
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but how well can they recite feminist doctrine? That’s the only subject that matters...
No, you forgot Global Warming. How’d they score on that?
1. Set high standards
2. Maintain discipline
3. Involve the parents
Our schools lower the standards to meet lack of attainment; refuse to maintain discipline; and the parents are not involved.
Smarter or better educated? There’s a difference.
I’d stack up our three-year-olds with their skills in operating TV remote controls, computers, and touch screen smart phones with any nation under the sun. They are awesome!
If our teenagers ever got a decent night’s sleep, they’d score better than they do on these international tests.
If we're so dumb they can give us our Intarwebz back.
Everyone one of those countries have restrictive immigration laws (and citizenship laws, for that matter). It's no coincidence their education system(s) are better.
Smarter? I doubt it. Better educated? Yes. More ambitious? Absolutely.
Liberal parenting (not liberal parents, but the whole “time-out” crowd who think they can reason with a 2 year old), political indoctrination disguised as education, and the nanny state sense of entitlement have destroyed our kids.
The rapid demographic changes in this country fueled by our immigration policies are destroying our education system along with the NEA and liberal indoctrination.
America has a bi-modal population. It’s stupid to try to compare averages.
Public schools have made social engineering (in a liberal mode) their priority, over developing self-sufficient, productive students.
RE: By 2023 half of the children 18 and under will be minorities as defined by the USG
Would it be racist to find out WHICH group in the USA is pulling our averages down?
Remember this — countries like Finland, Japan, South Korea and Hongkong (OK, not a country but still...) have HOMOGENEOUS populations, unlike the USA.
Australia, even with aborigines included in the mix is still OVERWHELMINGLY White ( with a lot of Asians too ).
I think Megan McCain is killing our average.
RE: Well, if those other countries were to import 1M(or more) children every decade (illegally) and if they had a permanently privileged class of minorities who were are told everyday that someone owes them something, then I suppose they too would be struggling to educate their kids.
Countries like the Netherlands has a huge and growing Muslim population. They still score higher than our kids on average.
1) Make every school an independent entity with no government interference.
2) Give every child's family a voucher for the average amount spent on public school (~$10,000 a year, private school is approximately half ~$5,000 with better results) to go to whatever school they want. Let the market work.
3) School system will be the envy of the world within 3 years.
Americans screwdents can put a condom on a banana and roll a joint in under 30 seconds.
Don’t forget, the testing standards are probably not the same between the US and these other nations; our rivals test only their best - we test every one.
The headline is misleading. It’s not a matter of “smarts.” It’s about agenda-centric “education” pushed by leftist teacher unions and their progressive sponsors. America is in its educational hole because it chooses to be there. Only when representatives who will take a stronger stand on this subject will the tailspin come to an end.
Should read, "Only when we elect representatives"
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